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English definition of “position”

position

  /pəˈzɪʃən/ noun
B1 the way someone is sitting, standing, or lying: What position do you sleep in?
B1 the situation that someone is in: She’s in a very difficult position.
B1 the place where someone or something is: I’m trying to find our position on the map.
B1 the part that someone plays in a game such as football: I didn’t know you played hockey – what position do you play?
a job: He has applied for a senior position.
your level of importance in a company or society: the position of women in society
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.
(Definition of position noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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