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position

noun  /pəˈzɪʃ·ən/ us  

position noun (PLACE)

[C/U] the place where something or someone is, often in relation to other things: [C] I’ve switched the positions of the sofa and the chair. [C/U] In sports, a position is the place where you play on your team, or the responsibilities of someone who plays in that place: [C] He played the shortstop position when he started in baseball.

position noun (RANK)

[C] a rank or level in a company, competition, or society: She’s devoted her life to improving the position of women in society. [C] A position in a company or organization is also a job: He applied for the position of marketing manager.

position noun (SITUATION)

[C usually sing] a situation or condition: a shaky financial position She found herself in a difficult position and didn’t know what to say. [C usually sing] If you are in a position to do something, you are able to do it, usually because you have the necessary power or money: [+ to infinitive] Do you think she’s in a position to help you?

position noun (OPINION)

[C] a way of thinking about a particular matter; opinion: Our position is that we’ve made a very fair offer to settle this dispute.

position noun (ARRANGEMENT OF BODY)

[C] the way in which the body is arranged: My knees get stiff when I sit in the same position for a long time.
position
verb [T]  /pəˈzɪʃ·ən/ us  
The Secret Service men quickly positioned themselves around the president.
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