Found 4 items, similar to Position.
English → Indonesian
English → Indonesian
formasi, kedudukan, posisi
English → English
n 1: the particular portion of space occupied by a physical
object; “he put the lamp back in its place”
2: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons [syn: military position
3: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; “consider what
follows from the positivist view”
4: position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; “he
assumed an attitude of surrender”
5: the relative position or standing of things or especially
persons in a society; “he had the status of a minor”
novel attained the status of a classic”
; “atheists do not
enjoy a favorable position in American life”
6: a job in an organization; “he occupied a post in the
7: the spatial property of a place where or way in which
something is situated; “the position of the hands on the
; “he specified the spatial relations of every piece
of furniture on the stage”
[syn: spatial relation
8: the appropriate or customary location; “the cars were in
9: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;
“what position does he play?”
10: the act of putting something in a certain place or location
11: a condition or position in which you find yourself; “the
unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose
between two evils”
; “found herself in a very fortunate
12: an item on a list or in a sequence; “in the second place”
“moved from third to fifth position”
13: a rationalized mental attitude [syn: stance
14: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an
argument or dispute; “there are two sides to every
15: the function or position properly or customarily occupied or
served by another; “can you go in my stead?”
; “took his
; “in lieu of”
16: the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or
v 1: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
2: put into a certain place or abstract location; “Put your
; “Set the tray down”
; “Set the dogs on the
scent of the missing children”
; “Place emphasis on a
English → English
, n. [F. position, L. positio, fr. ponere,
positum, to put, place; prob. for posino, fr. an old
preposition used only in comp. (akin to Gr. ?) + sinere to
leave, let, permit, place. See Site
, and cf. Composite
, v., Depone
, v., Posit
1. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which
anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an
inclined, or an upright position.
We have different prospects of the same thing,
according to our different positions to it. --Locke.
2. The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a
place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position
of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.
3. Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or
controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds
to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis
of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's
position; to appear in a false position.
Let not the proof of any position depend on the
positions that follow, but always on those which go
before. --I. Watts.
4. Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a
person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's
5. (Arith.) A method of solving a problem by one or two
suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error
Angle of position
(Astron.), the angle which any line (as
that joining two stars) makes with another fixed line,
specifically with a circle of declination.
(Arith.), the method of solving problems by
proceeding with each of two assumed numbers, according to
the conditions of the problem, and by comparing the
difference of the results with those of the numbers,
deducing the correction to be applied to one of them to
obtain the true result.
Guns of position
(Mil.), heavy fieldpieces, not designed
for quick movements.
(Mil.), a range finder. See under Range
, a micrometer applied to the tube of an
astronomical telescope for measuring angles of position in
the field of view.
(Arith.), the method of solving problems,
in which the result obtained by operating with an assumed
number is to the true result as the number assumed is to
the number required.
(Mil.), a position taken up by an army
or a large detachment of troops for the purpose of
checking or observing an opposing force.
Syn: Situation; station; place; condition; attitude; posture;
proposition; assertion; thesis.
, v. t.
To indicate the position of; to place. [R.] --Encyc. Brit.