position

  • 1position — [ pozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265; lat. positio, de ponere « poser » I ♦ 1 ♦ Manière dont une chose, une personne est posée, placée, située; lieu où elle est placée. ⇒ disposition, emplacement. Position horizontale, verticale, inclinée (⇒ inclinaison) .… …

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  • 2Position — Po*si tion, 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}, {Compound}, v.,… …

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  • 3Position — may refer to:* A location in a coordinate system, usually in two or more dimensions; the science of position and its generalizations is topology * Body position (proprioception), the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body …

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  • 4position — [pə zish′ən] n. [MFr < L positio < positus, pp. of ponere, to place < * posinere < po , away (< IE base * apo > L ab, from, away) + sinere, to put, lay: see SITE] 1. the act of positing, or placing 2. a positing of a… …

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  • 5Position — (lat. positio ‚Lage, Stellung‘) bezeichnet: die Lage eines Punktes im Raum, siehe Koordinatensystem und Ortsbestimmung Soziale Position, den Status einer Person in sozialen Beziehungen Meinung, eine subjektive Ansicht bzw. einen Standpunkt den… …

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  • 6position — Position. s. f. Terme de Geographie. Situation. La position des lieux n est pas juste, n est pas bien marquée dans cette carte. C est aussi un terme de Philosophie & de Mathematique, & alors il se dit de l establissement d un principe. De la… …

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  • 7position — 1 Position, stand, attitude denote a more or less fixed mental point of view or way of regarding something. Position and stand both imply reference to a question at issue or to a matter about which there is difference of opinion. Position,… …

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  • 8position — [n1] physical place area, bearings, district, environment, fix, geography, ground, locale, locality, location, locus, point, post, reference, region, scene, seat, setting, site, situation, space, spot, stand, station, surroundings, topography,… …

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  • 9Position — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. positio ( ōnis), Abstraktum zu l. pōnere (positum) setzen, stellen, legen . Adjektiv: positionell.    Ebenso nndl. positie, ne. position, nfrz. position, nschw. position, nnorw. posisjon. ✎ Leser, E.… …

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  • 10position — verb. • Uniformed constables had been positioned to re direct traffic J. Wainwright, 1979. The use of position as a verb, meaning ‘to place in position’ has met with some criticism, usually from those who object to any verb made relatively… …

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  • 11position — (n.) late 14c., as a term in logic and philosophy, from O.Fr. posicion, from L. positionem (nom. positio) act or fact of placing, position, affirmation, from posit , pp. stem of ponere put, place, from PIE *po s(i)nere, from *apo off, away (see… …

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  • 12Position — Po*si tion, v. t. To indicate the position of; to place. [R.] Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13position — I (business status) noun appointment, assignment, avocation, business, calling, career, concern, duty, echelon, employment, function, incumbency, job, line of business, line of work, means of livelihood, occupation, office, post, practice,… …

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  • 14Position en œuf — ● Position en œuf à skis, position aérodynamique de recherche de vitesse, skis parallèles, écartés, genoux fléchis, buste incliné en avant …

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  • 15position — фр. [позисьо/н], англ. [пэзи/шн] posizione ит. [позицио/нэ] позиция, положение левой руки на смычковых инструм. ◊ position naturelle фр. [позисьо/н натюрэ/ль] естеств. позиция, возвращение к обычному способу игры на инструм. после особых приемов… …

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  • 16Position — »‹An›stellung, Posten; Stelle, Lage; Standort (eines Schiffes oder Flugzeuges)«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 16. Jh. – wohl unter Einfluss von frz. position – aus lat. positio »Stellung, Lage« entlehnt. Dies gehört zu lat. ponere (positum) »setzen,… …

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