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situation Syllabification: sit·u·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsiCHəˈwāSH(ə)n/

Definition of situation in English:


1A set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairs: the situation between her and Jake had come to a head the political situation in Russia
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  • If your thoughts are good and creative then you don't need to worry about the situations and circumstances.
  • The worst of the economic crisis may be over, but the political situation is far from decided.
  • On occasions I've been placed in situations I would consider dangerous.
circumstances, (state of) affairs, state, condition
2The location and surroundings of a place: the situation of the town is pleasant
location, position, spot, site, setting, environment
technical locus
3 formal A position of employment; a job.


Late Middle English (sense 2): from French, or from medieval Latin situatio(n-), from situare 'to place' (see situate). Sense 1 dates from the early 18th century.

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