What is situation?

  • (noun): The general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time.
    Example: "The present international situation is dangerous"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
    Synonyms: state of affairs
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on situation:

Baltic Way - Aftermath
... Declaration of the Central Committee on the situation in the Soviet Baltic republics, August 26 On August 26, 1989, a pronouncement from the Central Committee of the ... The workers and peasants were called on to save the situation and defend Soviet ideals ... an international commission to be sent to monitor the situation ...
Situation Analysis
... Situation analysis is a method managers use to analyze both the internal and external environments of an organization in order to understand the firm’s own capabilities, customers and business environment ... As described by the American Marketing Association, a situation analysis is "the systematic collection and study of past and present data to identify trends, forces, and conditions with ... The situation analysis is the second step in the marketing plan and is a critical step in establishing a long term relationship with customers ...
Complex Event Processing - Example
... In the first situation, the car is moving and the pressure of one of the tires moves from 45 psi (pound per square inch) to 41 psi over 15 minutes ... The car's Event Processor may detect a situation whereby a loss of tire pressure over a relatively long period of time results in the creation of the "lossOfTirePressure" event ... In the second situation, the car is moving and the pressure of one of the tires drops from 45 psi to 20 psi in 5 seconds ...
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Phrase
... of "go" and "tough." In context, "the going" means "the situation," "gets tough" means "becomes difficult," "the tough" means "people who are strong or enduring ...

More definitions of "situation":

  • (noun): A complex or critical or unusual difficulty.
    Example: "The dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
  • (noun): Physical position in relation to the surroundings.
    Synonyms: site
  • (noun): A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    Example: "The unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
    Synonyms: position

Famous quotes containing the word situation:

    Raising a daughter is an extremely political act in this culture. Mothers have been placed in a no-win situation with their daughters: if they teach their daughters simply how to get along in a world that has been shaped by men and male desires, then they betray their daughters’ potential But, if they do not, they leave their daughters adrift in a hostile world without survival strategies.
    Elizabeth Debold (20th century)

    There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don’t make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life.
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925)

    The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone. They cannot govern society by episodes, incidents, and eruptions. It is only when they work by a steady light of their own, that the press, when it is turned upon them, reveals a situation intelligible enough for a popular decision.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)