|1.||physical placement, esp with regard to the surroundings|
|2.||a. state of affairs; combination of circumstances|
|b. a complex or critical state of affairs in a novel, play, etc|
|3.||social or financial status, position, or circumstances|
|4.||a position of employment; post|
|usage Situation is often used in contexts in which it is redundant or imprecise. Typical examples are: the company is in a crisis situation or people in a job situation. In the first example, situation does not add to the meaning and should be omitted. In the second example, it would be clearer and more concise to substitute a phrase such as people at work|
see no-win situation.