1.The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.
2.The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.
3.Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.
4.Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.
5.(Arith.) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; - called also the rule of trial and error.
Angle of position
(Astron.) the angle which any line (as that joining two stars) makes with another fixed line, specifically with a circle of declination.
Double position
(Arith.) the method of solving problems by proceeding with each of two assumed numbers, according to the conditions of the problem, and by comparing the difference of the results with those of the numbers, deducing the correction to be applied to one of them to obtain the true result.
Guns of position
(Mil.) heavy fieldpieces, not designed for quick movements.
Position finder
(Mil.) a range finder. See under Range.
Position micrometer
a micrometer applied to the tube of an astronomical telescope for measuring angles of position in the field of view.
Single position
(Arith.) the method of solving problems, in which the result obtained by operating with an assumed number is to the true result as the number assumed is to the number required.
Strategic position
(Mil.) a position taken up by an army or a large detachment of troops for the purpose of checking or observing an opposing force.
v. t.1.To indicate the position of; to place.
Noun1.position - the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"
Synonyms: place
2.position - a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
3.position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
Synonyms: perspective, view
4.Positionposition - position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
Synonyms: posture, attitude
5.position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
Synonyms: status
6.position - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
7.position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
8.position - the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"
9.position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
10.position - the act of putting something in a certain place or location
11.position - a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
Synonyms: situation
12.position - an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
Synonyms: place
13.position - a rationalized mental attitude
Synonyms: stance, posture
14.position - an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
Synonyms: side
15.position - the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
Synonyms: lieu, stead, place
16.position - the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
Verb1.position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
2.position - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Synonyms: lay, place, put, set, pose
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