[pə'zɪʃ(ə)n] or [pə'zɪʃən]
(noun.) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
(noun.) a job in an organization; 'he occupied a post in the treasury'.
(noun.) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; 'what position does he play?'.
(noun.) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; 'the position of the hands on the clock'; 'he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage'.
(noun.) the arrangement of the body and its limbs; 'he assumed an attitude of surrender'.
(noun.) a rationalized mental attitude.
(noun.) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; 'consider what follows from the positivist view'.
(noun.) the particular portion of space occupied by something; 'he put the lamp back in its place'.
(noun.) the appropriate or customary location; 'the cars were in position'.
(verb.) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
(n.) The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.
(n.) The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.
(n.) Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.
(n.) Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.
(n.) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
(v. t.) To indicate the position of; to place.
n. . Station, situation, spot, place, locality, post.. Attitude, posture, state, condition.. Proposition, principle, thesis, dictum, assertion, doctrine.
n. place situation: attitude: a place taken or to be taken by troops: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument or in a dispute: principle laid down: place in society: method of finding the value of an unknown quantity by assuming one or more values (single when one is assumed; double when two).—v.t. Posit (poz′it) to place in right position or relation: to lay down as something true or granted.—adj. Posi′tional.—Strategic position a position taken up by troops to check the movements of an enemy.
- You have now a--hum--a great position to support. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Hence, indeed, his position as a senator was not a little useful to him. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- He reviewed his position as a Milton manufacturer. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Thence he pushed on to Waynesboro', where he found the enemy in force in an intrenched position, under General Early. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- On a hasty review of his unfortunate position, Mr. Snagsby can't say either. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- As long as we could hold our position the enemy was limited in supplies of food, men and munitions of war to what they had on hand. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- His father was Sillerton Jackson's uncle, his mother a Pennilow of Boston; on each side there was wealth and position, and mutual suitability. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- It resulted in securing more advanced positions for all our troops where they were fully covered from the fire of the enemy. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- And, first of all, we must choose our positions. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- As they passed into other rooms these objects were taking different positions; but from every window there were beauties to be seen. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- The disc is divided into eight or ten compartments, in each one of which the same figures are repeated, though the positions of one or more of them are changed. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- These he deposited on the premises in such positions that she should see them as if by accident. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Many of these pioneer students and workmen became afterward large and successful contractors, or have filled positions of distinction as managers and superintendents of central stations. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- They hang on to their old positions when the position is over-past, till they become infested with little worms and dry-rot. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.