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Position appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • Tornado position I modified amid a pad I made if I domino it: isopodan rot.
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Usage statistics for the noun position:

spoken English32.94%written English67.06% conversational speech11.52%task-oriented speech88.48% imaginative writing24.94%informational writing75.06%
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Position is sometimes a misspelling of physician or precision.

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Definition of the noun position

What does position mean as a name of something?

Position is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: positions

  1. the particular portion of space occupied by something
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of position: place
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
    • more specific terms:
      • wing = a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
      • half-staff / half-mast = a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
      • lead = the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
      • pole position = the most favorable position at the start of a race
      • polls = the place where people vote
      • pride of place = the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
      • anomaly = position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion
      • situation / site = physical position in relation to the surroundings
      • setting = the physical position of something
      • juxtaposition = a side-by-side position
      • lie = position or manner in which something is situated
      • station / post = the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
      • pitch = a vendor's position
      • landmark = the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
      • right = location near or direction toward the right side
      • left = location near or direction toward the left side
      • back / rear = the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
      • front = the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
      • stand = the position where a thing or person stands
      • station = the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
      • vantage = place or situation affording some advantage
    • attributes:
      • right = being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
      • left = being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
  2. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  3. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
  4. the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of position: attitude / posture
    • more generic term: bodily property = an attribute of the body
    • more specific terms:
      • order arms = a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground
      • ballet position = classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
      • decubitus = a reclining position
      • eversion = the position of being turned outward
      • lithotomy position = a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart
      • lotus position = a sitting position with the legs crossed
      • missionary position = a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top
      • pose = a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
      • presentation = position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal
      • ectopia = abnormal position of a part or organ
      • asana = a posture or manner of sitting
      • guard = a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
      • sprawling / sprawl = an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
      • stance = standing posture
      • tuck = a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
    • attributes:
  5. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    • example: atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of position: status
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific terms:
    • attributes:
      • lower-class / low-class = occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
      • middle-class = occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
      • upper-class = occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
      • dominant = exercising influence or control
      • subordinate / low-level = lower in rank or importance
  6. a job in an organization
  7. the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
    • example: the position of the hands on the clock
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of position: spatial relation
    • more generic word: relation = an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
    • more specific terms:
      • occlusion = the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
      • inclination / leaning / lean / list / tilt = the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
      • gradient / slope = the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
      • arrangement / placement = the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
      • point of view = the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
      • coincidence = the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
      • dead center / dead centre = the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
      • centrality = the property of being central
      • marginality = the property of being marginal or on the fringes
      • anteriority = the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
      • posteriority = the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
      • externality / outwardness = the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
      • inwardness = the quality or state of being inward or internal
      • misplacement / malposition = faulty position
      • northernness = the property of being to the north
      • southernness = the property of being to the south
      • horizontality = the quality of being parallel to the horizon
      • verticalness / uprightness / verticality / erectness = position at right angles to the horizon
      • slot = a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
      • elbow room / room / way = space for movement
      • direction = the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
      • angular position = relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
    • attributes:
      • anterior = of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
      • posterior = located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
      • external = happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
      • internal = happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
      • outer = being on the outside or further from a center
      • inner = located or occurring within or closer to a center
      • exterior = situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building
      • interior = situated within or suitable for inside a building
  8. the appropriate or customary location
    • example: the cars were in position
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
  9. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
    • example: what position does he play?
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: role = normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
    • more specific terms:
      • goalkeeper / goaltender / netkeeper / goalie = the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
      • pitcher / mound = the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
      • catcher = the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
      • first base / first = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield
      • second base / second = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
      • shortstop / short = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
      • third base / third = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield
      • left field / leftfield = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield
      • center field / centerfield = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
      • right field / rightfield = the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the right third of the outfield
      • forward = a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
      • center = a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
      • guard = a position on a basketball team
      • back = the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
      • lineman = the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
      • mid-off = the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
      • mid-on = the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side
      • center = the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
      • cleanup position / cleanup spot / cleanup = the fourth position in the batting order
  10. the act of putting something in a certain place
  11. a condition or position in which you find yourself
    • example: the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of position: situation
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
    • more specific terms:
      • place / shoes = a particular situation
      • poverty trap = a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
      • soup = an unfortunate situation
      • stymie / stymy = a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
  12. a rationalized mental attitude
  13. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of position: side
    • more generic words: opinion / view = a message expressing a belief about something
  14. an item on a list or in a sequence
    • example: moved from third to fifth position
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of position: place
    • more generic words: item / point = a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    • more specific words:
      • postposition = the placing of one linguistic element after another
      • preposition = the placing of one linguistic element before another
  15. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of position: lieu / place / stead
    • more generic words: function / office / part / role = the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    • more specific word: behalf = as the agent of or on someone's part
  16. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: assumption = the act of assuming or taking for granted

Alternative definition of the noun position

noun

  1. A place or location.
  2. A post of employment; a job.
  3. A status or rank.
  4. An opinion, stand, or stance.
  5. A posture.
  6. [context: team sports] A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.
  7. [finance] An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.

Specialised definition of the noun position

Glossary of sports

the place where a player is standing or playing (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the way in which a person's body is arranged (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the place of a player according to the team line-up. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the rank that an athlete or team has achieved in the overall results. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the location of an athlete during a competition in relation to his opponents. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the posture of the cyclist on his bicycle (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the fist position in fencing (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

body position (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb position

What does position mean as a doing word?

Position is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: positioned | positioning | positions

  1. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • more specific terms:
  2. put into a certain place or abstract location
    • example: They position the bags on the table
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]I put the book on/under/near the table

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): arrange, immerse, implant, lodge, mount, situate, sling, station, superimpose.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of position: lay / place / pose / put / set
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • introduce / stick in / enclose / inclose / insert / put in = place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
      • docket = place on the docket for legal action
      • cock = set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
      • postpose = place after another constituent in the sentence
      • prepose = place before another constituent in the sentence
      • step = place (a ship's mast) in its step
      • put back / replace = put something back where it belongs
      • stratify = form, arrange, or deposit in layers
      • plant = place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
      • intersperse = place at intervals in or among
      • snuggle / nestle = position comfortably
      • pile = place or lay as if in a pile
      • arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
      • superimpose / superpose / lay over = place on top of
      • superpose = place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
      • park = place temporarily
      • ensconce / settle = fix firmly
      • dispose = place or put in a particular order
      • emplace = put into place or position
      • emplace = provide a new emplacement for guns
      • ship = place on board a ship
      • underlay = put (something) under or beneath
      • trench = set, plant, or bury in a trench
      • pigeonhole = place into a small compartment
      • shelve = place on a shelf
      • jar = place in a cylindrical vessel
      • repose = to put something (eg trust) in something
      • sign = place signs, as along a road
      • middle = put in the middle
      • parallelize = place parallel to one another
      • butt = place end to end without overlapping
      • recess = put into a recess
      • reposition = place into another position
      • thrust / throw = place or put with great energy
      • tee up / tee = place on a tee
      • rack up = place in a rack
      • coffin = place into a coffin
      • bed = put to bed
      • appose = place side by side or in close proximity
      • place down / put down / set down = cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
      • seed / sow = place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
      • misplace = place or position wrongly
      • juxtapose = place side by side
      • set down = put or settle into a position
      • bottle = put into bottles
      • bucket = put into a bucket
      • barrel = put in barrels
      • ground = place or put on the ground
      • pillow / rest = rest on or as if on a pillow
      • upend = set, turn, or stand on end
      • sit down / seat / sit = show to a seat
      • seat = place in or on a seat
      • put down / repose / lay = put in a horizontal position
      • place upright / stand up / stand = put into an upright position
      • recline = cause to recline
      • plant / set = put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
      • install / instal / put in / set up = set up for use
      • deposit / situate / posit / fix = put (something somewhere) firmly
      • ladle = put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
      • poise = cause to be balanced or suspended
      • lean = cause to lean or incline
      • clap = put quickly or forcibly
      • rest = put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
      • perch = cause to perch or sit
      • load = put (something) on a structure or conveyance
      • cram = put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
      • set = put into a position that will restore a normal state
      • siphon = move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
      • seat = place or attach firmly in or on a base
      • glycerolise / glycerolize = place in glycerol
      • space = place at intervals
      • marshal = place in proper rank
      • settle down / settle = settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
      • throw = to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
      • imbricate = place so as to overlap

Person

Who is Position?

Position is a singer.

Music

  1. "Position" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Position" is a musical EP of Brace.
    • released on (14 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Position: In geometry, a position or position vector, also known as location vector or radius vector, is a Euclidean vector that represents the position of a point P in space in relation to an arbitrary reference origin O.
    • also known as Position vector
  2. Position: In financial trading, a position is a binding commitment to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price.
  3. Position in team sports refers to the joint arrangement of a team on its field of play during a game and to the standardized place of any individual player in that arrangement. Much instruction, strategy, and reporting is organized by a set of individual player positions that is standard for the sport.
  4. Position in poker refers to the order in which players are seated around the table and the related poker strategy implications. Players who act first are in "early position"; players who act later are in "late position"; players who act in between are in "middle position". A player "has position" on opponents acting before him and is "out of position" to opponents acting after him. Because players act in clockwise order, a player "has position" on opponents seated to his right, except when the opponent has the button and certain cases in the first betting round of games with blinds.
  5. The position or positions this player held on this team.
  6. Position: In obstetrics, position is the orientation of the fetus in the womb, identified by the location of the presenting part of the fetus relative to the pelvis of the mother. Conventionally, it is the position assumed by the fetus before the process of birth, as the fetus assumes various positions and postures during the course of childbirth.
  7. Position: On a string instrument, position is the relative location of the hand on the instrument's neck, indicated by ordinal numbers. Fingering, independent of position, is indicated by numbers, 1-4, and string is indicated by Roman numerals, I-IV. Different positions on the same string are reached through shifting.
  8. Position: The coaching position held by this person over this time.
  9. Position: The roles or positions this person has held.
  10. Position: Role or title of the position (head coach, defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, etc...
  11. The position this person held during this time.
  12. The position this player played on this team.
  13. The position at which this player played.
  14. The position in the team which this player played. e.
  15. Position which the player plays.
  16. The position in the team which this player played. e.

Phrases with Position

Phrases starting with the word Position:

  1. position paper
  2. position effect
  3. Position argument

Phrases ending with the word Position:

  1. Sex position
  2. Cash Position
  3. pole position
  4. Fetal position
  5. lotus position
  6. ballet position
  7. Bubble Position
  8. Tripod position
  9. angular position
  10. cleanup position
  11. Cowgirl Position
  12. Fielding Position
  13. Fowler's Position
  14. military position
  15. Recovery position
  16. favorable position
  17. lithotomy position

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Position

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Google previewClimate Change and Sustainable Development (2012)

Ethical Perspectives on Land Use and Food Production : EurSAFE 2012, Tübingen, Germany, 30 May-2 June 2012 by European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress

A third position is the denial that global warming has negative aspects. A fourth position is the denial that humans are the main cause of global warming. The final, fifth position is the denial that anthropogenic climate change has negative ...

Google previewTitle 12 Banks and Banking Parts 1-197 (Revised as of January 1, 2014) (2014)

12-CFR-Vol-1 by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

Commodity position means a position for which price risk arises from changes in the price of a commodity.

Google previewReconstructing Post-Saddam Iraq (2013)

by Sultan Barakat

The first position is that the Iraqi state is now fully sovereign, as it has had sovereignty transferred to it by an external body, and thus the acts of its government are contingent solely upon the decisions of Iraqis. The second position is that Iraq is ...

Google previewContemporary Moral Problems: War, Terrorism, Torture and Assassination (2011)

by James E. White

MacDonald's position is that torture lite should be permitted but not torture heavy. Dershowitz and Steinhoff seem to allow anything short of killing the terrorist. The Human Rights Watch position is that prisoners should not be tortured, and ...

Google previewProgress in Electrodermal Research (2012)

by Jean-Claude Roy, Wolfram Boucsein, Don C. Fowles, John Gruzelier

Another, even more straightforward, derivable consequence of the S-S learning position is that there should be a...

Google previewCanadian Bankruptcy/Insolvency and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Law: Provisions, Precedents and Materials

by Lyndon Maither, CFE, B.Comm.

The applicant's position is that it is an action against the bankrupt ...

Google previewJudging and Understanding (2012)

Essays on Free Will, Narrative, Meaning and the Ethical Limits of Condemnation by Dr Pedro Alexis Tabensky

A basic problem with the liberal position is that universal respect comes at the cost of incapacity properly to judge and properly to differentiate victim from perpetrator. While discussing two novels, one of them being The Reader (the other is ...

Google previewBeing Black (2002)

Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams

The half-lotus position is a little easier to get into. Basically, instead of putting both ankles up on your thighs, you put one ankle up on your thigh and let the other foot rest underneath the opposite thigh. Be careful not to sit on your foot with your ...

Google previewThe Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism (2013)

The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed by David Lane

Thelogic ofthis traditional Marxist position is that antagonistic classes couldnot exist under state socialism.

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (2011)

by Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Jane Milton, Penelope Garvey, Cyril Couve, Deborah Steiner

Definition `Depressive position' is a mental constellation de®ned by Klein as central in the child's development, normally ®rst experienced towards the middle of the ®rst year of life. It is repeatedly revisited and re®ned throughout early ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 3 (2016)

Sensors for Location, Presence, Proximity, Orientation, Oscillation, Force, Load, Human Input, Liquid and Gas Properties, Light, Heat, Sound, and Electricity by Charles Platt

linear position sensor A linear position sensor may also be described as a linear displacement sensor or a linear position transducer. It is sometimes categorized as a type of proximity sensor, but in this Encyclopedia a proximity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1994)

Volume 49 - Safety: OS1A Compliance to Separators: Vertical: Sizing with Computers by John J. McKetta Jr

It is the stator that forms the electromagnetic section of the bearings and the position sensor section (Fig. 3). The electromagnets of the stator are positioned diagonally opposite each other and are designated V,-V,, Wi-VV-,, and Vi-V4. W-t -W4 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Technical University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal A naked option is an option that is written by the option seller with no underlying asset position in the portfolio to cover its risk exposure. This means that the option seller is purely speculating on ...

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Usage statistics about position

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun position:

spoken English32.94%written English67.06% conversational speech11.52%task-oriented speech88.48% imaginative writing24.94%informational writing75.06%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun position:

positioningpostureplacementstanceperspectivespotlocationattitudepostsituationpositionviewofficesideplace

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb position:

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Quotes about Position

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. (Colin Powell)
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Scrabble value of P3O1S1I1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of POSITION

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  • SOPITION

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