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  1. [noun] the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place"
    Synonyms: place

  2. [noun] a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    Synonyms: military

  3. [noun] a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
    Synonyms: view, perspective

  4. [noun] position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
    Synonyms: posture, attitude

  5. [noun] the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
    Synonyms: status

  6. [noun] a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    Synonyms: post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation

  7. [noun] the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
    Synonyms: spatial relation

  8. [noun] the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"

  9. [noun] (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"

  10. [noun] the act of putting something in a certain place or location
    Synonyms: placement, location, locating, ing, emplacement

  11. [noun] 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 situation"
    Synonyms: situation

  12. [noun] an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
    Synonyms: place

  13. [noun] a rationalized mental attitude
    Synonyms: stance, posture

  14. [noun] an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
    Synonyms: side

  15. [noun] the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
    Synonyms: stead, place, lieu

  16. [noun] the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

  17. [verb] cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

  18. [verb] put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
    Synonyms: put, set, place, pose, lay


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