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station

noun [C]  /ˈsteɪ·ʃən/ us  

station noun [C] (BUILDING)

a building or buildings and the surrounding area where a particular service or activity takes place: a train/bus station a gas station a police/fire station

station noun [C] (BROADCAST ORGANIZATION)

a place or organization that sends out radio or television broadcasts, or the broadcasts sent out: At our house in the mountains we only get two TV stations. I can’t tune in that radio station.

station noun [C] (POSITION)

a particular position that someone has been ordered to move into or stay in: The honor guard took their stations at the side of the road.

station

verb [T]  /ˈsteɪ·ʃən/ us  

station verb [T] (POSITION)

to cause someone, esp. a soldier, to be in a particular place to do a job: I hear your son’s in the army – where’s he stationed?
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