|chat, to converse|
|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|1.||the place, situation, or location of a person or thing: he took up a position to the rear|
|2.||the appropriate or customary location: the telescope is in position for use|
|3.||the arrangement or disposition of the body or a part of the body: the corpse was found in a sitting position|
|4.||the manner in which a person or thing is placed; arrangement|
|5.||military an area or point occupied for tactical reasons|
|6.||mental attitude; point of view; stand: what's your position on this issue?|
|7.||social status or standing, esp high social standing|
|8.||a post of employment; job|
|9.||the act of positing a fact or viewpoint|
|10.||something posited, such as an idea, proposition, etc|
|11.||sport the part of a field or playing area where a player is placed or where he generally operates|
|a. See also root position the vertical spacing or layout of the written notes in a chord. Chords arranged with the three upper voices close together are in close position. Chords whose notes are evenly or widely distributed are in open position|
|b. one of the points on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument, determining where a string is to be stopped|
|13.||in classical prosody|
|a. the situation in which a short vowel may be regarded as long, that is, when it occurs before two or more consonants|
|b. make position (of a consonant, either on its own or in combination with other consonants, such as x in Latin) to cause a short vowel to become metrically long when placed after it|
|14.||finance the market commitment of a dealer in securities, currencies, or commodities: a long position; a short position|
|16.||to put in the proper or appropriate place; locate|
|17.||sport to place (oneself or another player) in a particular part of the field or playing area|
|18.||to put (someone or something) in a position (esp in relation to others) that confers a strategic advantage: he's trying to position himself for a leadership bid|
|19.||marketing to promote (a product or service) by tailoring it to the needs of a specific market or by clearly differentiating it from its competitors (e.g. in terms of price or quality)|
|20.||rare to locate or ascertain the position of|
|[C15: from Late Latin positiō a positioning, affirmation, from pōnere to place, lay down]|
position po·si·tion (pə-zĭsh'ən)
A place occupied.
A bodily attitude or posture, especially a posture assumed by a patient to facilitate the performance of diagnostic, surgical, or therapeutic procedures.
The relation of an arbitrarily chosen portion of the fetus to the right or left side of the mother.
in Greek or Latin prosody, the condition of having a short vowel followed by two consonants or a double consonant (such as -pp- in the Greek word hippos), which makes its syllable long. Such a syllable is said to be long by position, in contrast to a syllable having a long vowel or a diphthong, which is said to be long by nature.
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