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position

noun (SITUATION)    /pəˈzɪʃ.ən/
B1 [C usually singular] a situation: My financial position is rather precarious at the moment. When two of your best friends argue it puts you in a very awkward position.Situations and circumstances be in a position to do sth C1 to be able to do something, usually because you have the necessary experience, authority, or money: I'm not in a position to reveal any of the details of the project at present. I'm sure they'd like to help her out financially but they're not in a position to do so.Skilled, talented and able
(Definition of position noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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