What is position?

  • (noun): The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
    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
... 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 ...
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
... man fallacy occurs 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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): A rationalized mental attitude.
    Synonyms: stance, posture
  • (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
  • (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): 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
  • (noun): A condition or position in which you find yourself.
    Synonyms: situation
  • (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 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 function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
    Synonyms: stead, place, lieu
  • (noun): The appropriate or customary location.
    Example: "The cars were in 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

Famous quotes containing the word position:

    When asked whether or not we are Marxists, our position is the same as that of a physicist or a biologist who is asked if he is a “Newtonian” or if he is a “Pasteurian.”
    Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928–67)

    On fields all drenched with blood he made his record in war, abstained from lawless violence when left on the plantation, and received his freedom in peace with moderation. But he holds in this Republic the position of an alien race among a people impatient of a rival. And in the eyes of some it seems that no valor redeems him, no social advancement nor individual development wipes off the ban which clings to him.
    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    Will women find themselves in the same position they have always been? Or do we see liberation as solving the conditions of women in our society?... If we continue to shy away from this problem we will not be able to solve it after independence. But if we can say that our first priority is the emancipation of women, we will become free as members of an oppressed community.
    Ruth Mompati (b. 1925)