Meaning of "position" in Essential English Dictionary

position

noun uk /pəˈzɪʃən/

B1 the way someone is sitting, standing, or lying:

I’ve been sitting in one position too long.

B1 the situation that someone is in:

She’s in a very difficult position.

the place where someone or something is:

I’m trying to find our position on the map.

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 applied for a senior position with the company.

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” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)