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position

noun (PLACE)    /pəˈzɪʃ.ən/
B1 [C] the place where something or someone is, often in relation to other things: Well, I've found our position on the map if you want to see where we are. You've moved the furniture around - the sofa is in a different position.General location and orientation [C] (in team sports) the part someone plays in a game, relating to the area of the field in which they mostly play: I didn't know you played hockey - what position do you play? C1 [C or U] the place where people are sent in order to carry out a course of action: The troops took up their battle positions at the front line. As soon as his officers were in position/had moved into position, the police commander walked up the path towards the house.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
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