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Definition of Position


  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. A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
  6. To indicate the position of; to place.
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Position Translations

position in Afrikaans is posisie, houding
position in Dutch is houding, stand, positie
position in Finnish is paikka
position in French is position
position in German is Position
position in Italian is posizione, posizione, ente, circostanza, orientare
position in Latin is loco, positus