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position

noun
 
 
/pəˈzɪʃən/
SITTING/STANDING [C, U] B1 the way someone is sitting, standing, or lying, or if something is pointing up or down, etc: a kneeling position I go to sleep on my back but I always wake up in a different position. Make sure your chair is in the upright position.Sitting and standing
SITUATION [C] B1 the situation that someone is in: [usually singular] She's in a very difficult position.Situations and circumstances
be in a position to do sth to be able to do something because of your situation: I'm not in a position to talk about this at the moment.Opportunity Freedom to act
PLACE [C] B1 the place where someone or something is: I'm trying to find our position on the map. You're in a good position next to the window.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
be in position If someone or something is in position, they are in the place that they should be in.Places and locationsUnpleasant places
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.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
JOB [C] formal B2 a job: to apply for a position in a companyJobs, careers and professionsWorking
OPINION [C] formal a way of thinking about a subject: What's the company's position on recycling?Opinions, beliefs and points of view
GAME [C] B1 the part that someone plays in a game such as football: What position does he play?General terms used in ball sports
IMPORTANCE [C] B2 your level of importance in society: the position of women in societyPosition and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of position noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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