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Etymology

From Средњи Енглески posicioun, from Стари Француски posicion, from Латински positio (a putting, position), from ponere, past participle positus (to put, place); see ponent. Compare apposition, composition, deposition; see pose.

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Noun

position (plural positions)

  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. (figuratively) A situation suitable to perform some action.
    The school is not in a position to provide day-care after 4:00 pm.
  7. (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!
  8. (finance) An amount of securities, commodities, or other financial instruments held by a person, firm, or institution.
  9. (finance) A commitment, or a group of commitments, such as options or futures, to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price.
  10. (arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.
  11. (chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.

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Verb

position (third-person singular simple present positions, present participle positioning, simple past and past participle positioned)

  1. To put into place.
    • 26 June 2012, Simon Bowers in The Guardian, Tax crackdowns threaten Channel Islands' haven status[1]
      While 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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Finnish

Noun

position

  1. Genitive singular form of positio.

French

Etymology

From Стари Француски posicion, позајмљено од Латински positiō.

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position f (plural positions)

  1. position

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position c

  1. a place, a location, a position. A description of where something is located with respect to the surroundings, e.g. the satellites of the GPS system.
  2. (team sports) a place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

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Declension of position 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative position positionen positioner positionerna
Genitive positions positionens positioners positionernas

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