What is position?

  • (noun): An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
    Synonyms: side
    See also — Additional definitions below


Position refers to the spatial location (rather than orientation) of an entity. The term may refer to any of the following below.

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Yamaha XS 650 - Design - Carburetion
... that can be tuned by moving the needle clip position, or by replacing jets ... that seem to be listed in parts menus as being 'fixed' position,(in other words a needle that may only have one clip position) ... the 34 mm (1.3 in) CV carb needles only have one fixed clip position ...
Orbital Speed
... The orbital speed at any position in the orbit can be computed from the distance to the central body at that position, and the specific orbital energy, which is independent of position the kinetic energy ...
United States Ambassador To The United Nations - Cabinet Status
... The Ambassador to the United Nations is not a member of the United States Cabinet, but the position is frequently accorded cabinet-level rank ... Bush, who had previously held the position himself ... It was not a cabinet-level position under the George W ...
Straw Man - Structure
... in the following pattern of argument Person 1 has position X ... of X and instead presents the superficially similar position Y ... The position Y is a distorted version of X and can be set up in several ways, including Presenting a misrepresentation of the opponent's position ...

More definitions of "position":

  • (noun): (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player.
    Example: "What position does he play?"
  • (noun): Position or arrangement of the body and its limbs.
    Synonyms: posture, attitude
  • (noun): The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society.
    Example: "Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
    Synonyms: status
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Synonyms: put, set, place, pose, lay
  • (verb): Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
  • (noun): A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
    Synonyms: military position
  • (noun): The function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    Synonyms: stead, place, lieu
  • (noun): The spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated.
    Example: "The position of the hands on the clock"
    Synonyms: spatial relation
  • (noun): A rationalized mental attitude.
    Synonyms: stance, posture
  • (noun): An item on a list or in a sequence.
    Example: "Moved from third to fifth position"
    Synonyms: place
  • (noun): The particular portion of space occupied by a physical object.
    Synonyms: place
  • (noun): The appropriate or customary location.
    Example: "The cars were in position"
  • (noun): The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
  • (noun): A way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    Synonyms: view, perspective
  • (noun): A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    Synonyms: situation

Famous quotes containing the word position:

    Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face.... The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    The Americans are violently oral.... That’s why in America the mother is all-important and the father has no position at all—isn’t respected in the least. Even the American passion for laxatives can be explained as an oral manifestation. They want to get rid of any unpleasantness taken in through the mouth.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    The word “jealousy” is often used as if it were synonymous with envy; but I think the distinction worth preserving. Jealousy is predominantly concerned with the fear of loss of something one possesses, envy with the wish to own something another possesses. Othello suffers from the fear that he has lost Desdemona’s love. Iago suffers from envy of the position held by Cassio, to which he feels entitled.
    Anthony Storr (b. 1920)