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position

[ puh-zish-uhn ]
/ pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to put in a particular or appropriate position; place.
to determine the position of; locate.
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Origin of position

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English posicioun “a positing” (from Anglo-French ), from Latin positiōn- (stem of positiō) “a placing, etc.” See posit, -ion

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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.
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.

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 position

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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