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Definition of "position" []

  • A place or location. (noun)
  • The right or appropriate place: The bands are in position for the parade's start. (noun)
  • A strategic area occupied by members of a force: The troops took up positions along the river. (noun)
  • The way in which something is placed: the position of the clock's hands. (noun)
  • The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position. (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 "position" in a sentence
  • "Obviously, the first problem with McCain position is that for years Alaskans have overwhelmingly favored drilling in ANWR."
  • "And we let some of them in, sometimes with the unexamined conceit that any shift in position is a window into the candidate's lack of character, toughness or principle."
  • "The change in position is much larger than the errors, showing it to be a real movement in an orbit!"