- a place where someone or something is located or has been put；the correct location of someone or something
- put or arrange (someone or something) in a particular place or way；promote (a product, service, or business) within a particular sector of a market, or as the fulfilment of that sector's specific requirements
noun: position, plural noun: positions
- 1. a place where someone or something is located or has been put the distress call had given the ship's position Mrs Snell took up her position on the bottom step of the stairs 同義詞
- ▪ the correct location of someone or something sew the band into position make sure that no slates have slipped out of position
- ▪ a place where part of a military force is posted for strategic purposes the guns were shelling the German positions
- 2. a particular way in which someone or something is placed or arranged he moved himself into a reclining position cramp forced her to change position 同義詞
- ▪ the configuration of the pieces and pawns on the board at any point in a game of chess.
- ▪ a particular location of the hand on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument be familiar with the first six positions across the four strings
- ▪ the arrangement of the constituent notes of a chord.
- 3. a situation, especially as it affects one's power to act the company's financial position is grim we were not in a position to judge the merits of the case 同義詞
- ▪ the state of being placed where one has an advantage over one's rivals or competitors sleek motor launches jostled for position 同義詞
- ▪ a person's place or level of importance in relation to others he made up ground to finish in second position
- ▪ high rank or social standing a woman of supposed wealth and position 同義詞
- ▪ a job she retired from her position as marketing director 同義詞
- ▪ (in team games) a role assigned to a particular player based on the location in which they play he looks best in central midfield, his own preferred position
- 4. a person's point of view or attitude towards something the party's position on abortion 同義詞
- 5. the extent to which an investor, dealer, or speculator has made a commitment in the market by buying or selling securities traders were covering short positions
- 6. a proposition laid down or asserted; a tenet or assertion.
- 1. put or arrange (someone or something) in a particular place or way he pulled out a chair and positioned it between them she positioned herself on a bench
- ▪ promote (a product, service, or business) within a particular sector of a market, or as the fulfilment of that sector's specific requirements a development plan which will position the city as a major economic force in the region
- ▪ portray or regard (someone) as a particular type of person I had positioned her as my antagonist