What is position?

  • (noun): A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
    Synonyms: military position
    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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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 is the ...
Yamaha XS 650 - Design - Carburetion
... 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 ...
United States Ambassador To The United Nations - Cabinet Status
... 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
... 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 ...
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 ... 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): (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player.
    Example: "What position does he play?"
  • (noun): The particular portion of space occupied by a physical object.
    Synonyms: place
  • (noun): An item on a list or in a sequence.
    Example: "Moved from third to fifth position"
    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): Position or arrangement of the body and its limbs.
    Synonyms: posture, attitude
  • (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 way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    Synonyms: view, perspective
  • (noun): An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
    Synonyms: side
  • (verb): Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
  • (noun): A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    Synonyms: situation
  • (noun): A rationalized mental attitude.
    Synonyms: stance, posture
  • (verb): Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    Synonyms: put, set, place, pose, lay

Famous quotes containing the word position:

    Your views are now my own.
    Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist.

    In conversation, after having taken a strong position in an argument and heard a complete refutation of his position.

    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)

    Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old- fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.
    Prince Charles (b. 1948)