position

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position is part of the Basic English 850.
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position is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
position

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Noun[change]

Singular
position

Plural
positions

  1. (countable) The position of something is the place where the thing is.
    The position of the table is two metres from the wall.
    You're in my way. Please move to a different position.
  2. A post of employment; a job.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
position

Third-person singular
positions

Past tense
positioned

Past participle
positioned

Present participle
positioning

  1. (transitive) If you position something somewhere, you put or move it there.
    The players positioned themselves on the field.
  2. (transitive) If you position something in a situation, you make changes so that it can work in that situation.
    The company is now well positioned to take advantage of popularity of online music.

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