position meaning

[ pə'ziʃən ] Pronunciation:   "position" in a sentence
Noun: position  pu'zishun
  1. The particular portion of space occupied by something
Verb: position  pu'zishun
  1. Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation 
  2. Put into a certain place or abstract location
    - put, set, place, pose, lay

Derived forms: positions, positioning, positioned

See also: anterior, dominant, erect, exterior, external, inner, interior, internal, left, low-class, lower-class, low-level, middle-class, outer, posit, positionable, positional, positioner, posterior, right, subordinate, unerect, upper-class, upright, vertical

Type of: activity, assumption, attitude, bodily property, business, condition, displace, function, item, job, line, line of work, mental attitude, move, occupation, office, opinion, orientation, part, point, relation, role, state, status, view

Encyclopedia: Position

noun, verb



1 [C]

a job:

He held a senior position in a large company.

I should like to apply for the position of Sales Director. See note at JOB

❖ to advertise/fill/have/hold/take up a position

2 [C,U]

a person or an organization's level of importance or success when compared with others:

the company's dominant position in the world market

They used their strong bargaining position to get a better deal.

We will continue to focus on strengthening our competitive position.

❖ to establish/gain/hold/strengthen/use a position

◆ to be in a position of authority/power/strength

3 [C, usually sing.]

the situation that sb is in, especially when it affects what they can and cannot do:

The company's financial position is not certain.

I'm afraid I'm not in a position to help you.

The chairman's resignation has put the board in a difficult position.

❖ to achieve/reach/strengthen/weaken a position

4 (Finance ) [C]

the total amount of a particular share, bond, currency, etc. that a dealer or an investor owns, or has sold but needs to buy back in the future:

They plan to keep the fund's 275 000 share position steady for now.

The fund has accumulated a large position in the company's bonds.

verb [+ obj]


to put sth/sb in a particular position:

The company is uniquely positioned to compete in foreign markets.

2 (Marketing )

to advertise a product, service or company in a particular way in a particular part of the market so that it appears different from other products, services or companies:

The magazine has been positioned as an educational product.

The extent to which an investor, dealer, or speculator has made a commitment in the market by buying or selling securities, currencies, commodities, or any financial obligation.


long position, open position, short position.

1. The location of a point or object with respect to one or more (usually fixed) references.
2. The setting of an adjustable device, such as a potentiometer, rotary switch, or variable capacitor.

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.


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  3. their position is likely to be eroded.
  4. she has put herself in a false position.
  5. put the gear lever in the neutral position.

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