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Definition of "situation" [sit•u•a•tion]

  • The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings. (noun)
  • The place in which something is situated; a location. (noun)
  • Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances. (noun)
  • The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs. See Synonyms at state. (noun)
  • A critical, problematic, or striking set of circumstances. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "situation" in a sentence
  • "Had I caved into Mike \ "The Situation\" Sorrentino\'s description of what lay ahead when he said, \ "I mean this situation is gonna be indescribable, you can\'t even describe the situation that you\'re about to get into the situation\"?"
  • "Any fact of intellect, character, or skill means a tendency to respond in a certain way to a certain situation -- involves a _situation_ or state of affairs influencing the man, a _response_ or state of affairs in the man, and a _connection_ or bond whereby the latter is the result of the former."
  • "” If James during these acclimatizing years reflected almost constantly upon the “international situation” it was because he stood in that situation himself."