• Position


    • US IPA: /pəˈzɪʃən/
    • Rhymes: -ɪʃən


    From French position, from Latin positio ("a putting, position"), from ponere, past participle positus ("to put, place"); see ponent. Compare apposition, composition, deposition; see pose.

    Full definition of position



    (plural positions)
    (abbreviated as posish)
    1. A place or location.
    2. A post of employment; a job.
    3. A status or rank.Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.
    4. An opinion, stand, or stance.My position on this issue is unchanged.
    5. A posture.Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.
    6. (team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.Stop running all over the field and play your position!
    7. (finance) An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position.
    8. (arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.


    1. To put into place.
      • 26 June 2012, Simon Bowers in The Guardian, Tax crackdowns threaten Channel Islands' haven statushttp://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/26/tax-crackdowns-threaten-channel-islandsWhile other small nations with large banking sectors, such as Iceland and Ireland, have been undone by their reckless lending practices, the debt-free Channel Islands have always positioned themselves as dependable repositories of riches.
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