What is position?

  • (noun): The function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    Synonyms: stead, place, lieu
    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
38 mm (1.5 in) constant velocity Mikuni carburetors that can be tuned by moving the needle clip position, or by replacing jets ... with needles that seem to be listed in parts menus as being 'fixed' position,(in other words a needle that may only have one clip position) ... If 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 ...
United States Ambassador To The United Nations - Cabinet Status
... 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
... The straw man fallacy occurs in the following pattern of argument Person 1 has position X ... key points 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 ...
Eastern Air Lines - History - Growth Under Rickenbacker
... In the late 1950s Eastern's position was eroded by state subsidies to rival airlines, increasing industry regulation and the arrival of the jet age ... Rickenbacker's position as CEO was taken over by Malcolm A ... took over the operation on 16 December 1963, and Rickenbacker left his position as Director and Chairman of the Board on December 31, 1963, aged 73 ...

More definitions of "position":

  • (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
  • (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): A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
    Synonyms: military position
  • (verb): Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
  • (noun): A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    Synonyms: situation
  • (noun): (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player.
    Example: "What position does he play?"
  • (noun): An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
    Synonyms: side
  • (noun): The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
  • (noun): A rationalized mental attitude.
    Synonyms: stance, posture
  • (noun): Position or arrangement of the body and its limbs.
    Synonyms: posture, attitude
  • (noun): The appropriate or customary location.
    Example: "The cars were in position"
  • (noun): A way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    Synonyms: view, perspective
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Synonyms: put, set, place, pose, lay
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word position:

    I repeat, sir, that in whatever position you place a woman she is an ornament to society and a treasure to the world. As a sweetheart, she has few equals and no superiors; as a cousin, she is convenient; as a wealthy grandmother with an incurable distemper, she is precious; as a wet-nurse, she has no equal among men. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Men were only made into “men” with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally “a man” any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.
    Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957)

    Feminism, like Boston, is a state of mind. It is the state of mind of women who realize that their whole position in the social order is antiquated, as a woman cooking over an open fire with heavy iron pots would know that her entire housekeeping was out of date.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)