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position meaning

EN[pəˈzɪʃən]
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  • Position refers to the spatial location (rather than orientation) of an entity. The term may also refer to:
  • NounPLpositionsSUF-tion
    1. A place or location.
      1. A post of employment; a job.
        1. A status or rank.
          1. Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.
        2. An opinion, stand, or stance.
          1. My position on this issue is unchanged.
        3. A posture.
          1. Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.
        4. (team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.
          1. Stop running all over the field and play your position!
        5. (finance) An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.
          1. Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position.
        6. (arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.
          1. (chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.
          2. VerbSGpositionsPRpositioningPT, PPpositioned
            1. To put into place.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • We constructed recombinase libraries by randomly mutagenizing five residues predicted to contact DNA at positions 3–2: Leu 122, Ser 125, Arg 129, Tyr 138 and Gly 139 (Fig 6A ).
                • Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found. ‎
                • The injured limb was positioned on the surgery table with elbow flexion ranging from 30° to 60° and forearm pronated to expose radial head, humeroradial joint and proximal radioulnar joint.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I don't know why he was so impressed with our previous boss; he lasted all of ten days in the position.
                • The cross-handed grip helps in maintaining the wrist position.
                • He is on the disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation, and on Sunday he caught Ian Kennedy in the bullpen to get his legs reaccustomed to the feel of his demanding position.

            Meaning of position for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "position" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
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