position: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pu-zish'un), [key]
- condition with reference to place; location; situation.
- a place occupied or to be occupied; site: a fortified position.
- the proper, appropriate, or usual place: out of position.
- situation or condition, esp. with relation to favorable or unfavorable circumstances: to be in an awkward position; to bargain from a position of strength.
- status or standing: He has a position to maintain in the community.
- high standing, as in society; important status: a person of wealth and position.
- a post of employment: a position in a bank.
- manner of being placed, disposed, or arranged: the relative position of the hands of a clock.
- bodily posture or attitude: to be in a sitting position.
- mental attitude; stand: one's position on a controversial topic.
- the act of positing.
- something that is posited.
- any of the five basic positions of the feet with which every step or movement begins and ends. Cf.
- the arrangement of tones in a chord, esp. with regard to the location of the root tone in a triad or to the distance of the tones from each other. Cf.close position, inversion(def. 8a),open position, root position.
- any of the places on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument where the fingers stop the strings to produce the variouspitches.
- any of the places to which the slide of a trombone is shifted to produce changes in pitch.
- a commitment to buy or sell securities: He took a large position in defense stocks.
- the situation of a short vowel before two or more consonants or their equivalent, making the syllable metrically long.
- to put in a particular or appropriate position; place.
- to determine the position of; locate.
- position (Thesaurus)