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Definition of Position

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.

Position Quotations

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Jessica Lange

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
John Adams

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
Karl Marx
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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
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