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English definition of “station”

station

noun [C] (POSITION)    /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/
a particular position that someone has been ordered to move into or to stay in: The police took up their stations at the edge of the road, holding back the crowd.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
(Definition of station noun (POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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