English definition of “position”
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position noun [C]
› HR, WORKPLACE a job, especially one that is important: advertise/fill a position We hope to fill the position within the next two months.apply for/take up/fill a position She will soon take up an important position with a firm of lawyers. He filled the position of Executive Director recently vacated by Terry John.
› a situation that someone or something is in: The bank's position looks difficult, to say the least.put sb/sth in a position This decision put me in an awkward position with regard to my staff. They were not willing to release details of the company's financial position.be in a strong/weak position Luckily, we were in a strong position compared to the competition.reach a/the position We want to reach a position where we can pay off the debt.consolidate/strengthen/weaken sb's position This news will serve to consolidate our position in the market.
› an opinion on an important subject: position on sth What's the company's position on outsourcing?take the position that The Board will certainly take the position that their decision was justified.take a position (on sth) When you are negotiating, you will need to take a position and be prepared to stick to it.
be in a position to do sth › to be able to do something, usually because you have the necessary experience, authority, or money: Nine months ago, we were not in a position to announce the expansion plan. → See also bear position , bull position , cash position , island position , long position , open position , short position , special position
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Translations of “position”
||자리, 상황, 위치…
||وَضْع, مَوْقِف, مَوْقِع…
||position, emplacement, poste…
||durum, konum, yön…
||posizione, condizione, situazione…
|in Chinese (Traditional)
||地點, 位置，方位，地點, 陣地…
||положение, поза, ситуация…
||pozycja, położenie, stanowisko…
||posición, postura, situación…
||die Stellung, die Lage, die Haltung…
||postura, situació, ubicació…
||（立ったり座ったりする）体勢, 姿勢, 立場…
|in Chinese (Simplified)
||地点, 位置，方位，地点, 阵地…