position

[ puh-zish-uhn ]
/ pəˈzɪʃ ən /

noun

verb (used with object)

to put in a particular or appropriate position; place.
to determine the position of; locate.

Origin of position

1325–75; Middle English posicioun a positing (< Anglo-French) < Latin positiōn- (stem of positiō) a placing, etc. See posit, -ion

SYNONYMS FOR position

5 rank.
7 Position, job, place, situation refer to a post of employment. Position is any employment, though usually above manual labor: a position as clerk. Job is colloquial for position, and applies to any work from lowest to highest in an organization: a job as cook, as manager. Place and situation are both mainly used today in reference to a position that is desired or being applied for; situation is the general word in the business world: Situations Wanted; place is used rather of domestic employment: He is looking for a place as a gardener.
8 placement, disposition, array, arrangement.
9 Position, posture, attitude, pose refer to an arrangement or disposal of the body or its parts. Position is the general word for the arrangement of the body: in a reclining position. Posture is usually an assumed arrangement of the body, especially when standing: a relaxed posture. Attitude is often a posture assumed for imitative effect or the like, but may be one adopted for a purpose (as that of a fencer or a tightrope walker): an attitude of prayer. A pose is an attitude assumed, in most cases, for artistic effect: an attractive pose.
12 proposition, hypothesis, postulate, thesis; dictum, assertion, predication, contention; doctrine, principle.
17 situate.

OTHER WORDS FROM position

po·si·tion·al, adjectivepo·si·tion·less, adjectivemis·po·si·tion, verb (used with object)well-po·si·tioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mispositioned

position
/ (pəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of position

positional, adjective

Word Origin for position

C15: from Late Latin positiō a positioning, affirmation, from pōnere to place, lay down
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Medicine definitions for mispositioned

position
[ pə-zĭshən ]

n.

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.

Other words from position

position v.po•sition•al adj.
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