SITTING/STANDING [C, U] › the way someone is sitting, standing, or lying, or if something is pointing up or down, etc: a kneeling position I go to sleep on my back but I always wake up in a different position. Make sure your chair is in the upright position.
be in a position to do sth › to be able to do something because of your situation: I'm not in a position to talk about this at the moment.
PLACE [C] › the place where someone or something is: I'm trying to find our position on the map. You're in a good position next to the window.
be in position › If someone or something is in position, they are in the place that they should be in.
in first/second/third, etc position › in first/second/third, etc place in a race or other competition: She finished the race in third position.
JOB [C] formal › a job: to apply for a position in a company OPINION [C] formal › a way of thinking about a subject: What's the company's position on recycling? GAME [C] › the part that someone plays in a game such as football: What position does he play? IMPORTANCE [C] › your level of importance in society: the position of women in society