situation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sich"-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment: The situation of the house allowed for a beautiful view.
  2. a place or locality.
  3. condition; case; plight: He is in a desperate situation.
  4. the state of affairs; combination of circumstances: The present international situation is dangerous.
  5. a position or post of employment; job.
  6. a state of affairs of special or critical significance in the course of a play, novel, etc.
  7. the aggregate of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors acting on an individual or group to condition behavioral patterns.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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