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American English: /pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of position in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (location)
    ubicación (feminine) (esp Latin America)
    can you give me your exact position?
    ¿puede darme su posición exacta?
    ¿puede darme su ubicación exacta? (esp Latin America)
    enemy positions
    posiciones (feminine plural) enemigas
    position closed (British)
    ventanilla cerrada
    they took up their positions in the parade
    ocuparon sus puestos en el desfile
    policemen had taken up positions around the building
    los policías se habían apostado alrededor del edificio
    the castle occupies a commanding position above the town
    el castillo domina la ciudad desde lo alto
    they changed position
    se cambiaron de lugar or de sitio
    to be in position/out of position
    estar en su sitio/fuera de lugar
    Example sentences
    • This is determined by the simple expedient of the listener holding a microphone to locate their position in the room.
    • He made another important contribution in using a grid to locate positions of places on the Earth.
    • Bringing the pole down into a horizontal position, my right arm out behind me, locating the position of my left hand was easy.
    1.2 (Sport)
    Example sentences
    • Don't we need provisions in player contracts that require the players to accept positions on the Olympic team?
    • The team spent the rest of the draft wisely looking for backups at depth-shy positions and special team players.
    • Third base once was a position flush with players with outsize offensive numbers.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (posture)
    Example sentences
    • The walls, which can be moved to any number of positions, have been arranged so that visitors can enjoy intriguing and compelling vistas of Klee's works.
    • When pasting the red paper on the door, the character fu must be arranged in an upside-down position.
    • The big pile of bedding to the left is our futons which I've expertly arranged into a sitting position.
    2.2 (stance, point of view)
    Example sentences
    • What is worse is that they assume that their view constitutes a feminist position on the issue.
    • Is it possible to take a position on violence as a means towards an end, regardless of the nature of that end?
    • Opinions, ideas, viewpoints, positions, perspectives, angles, impressions - now these I can handle.
  • 3 3.1 countable
    (in hierarchy) posición (feminine)
    in second/third position
    en segundo/tercer puesto or lugar
    Example sentences
    • Everyone wants to play for each other, but we're all in different positions at club level, so some will be out to prove a point
    • I am now considering my options in relation to my position in the Labour party.
    • I feel languorous about my world, and of my position and importance in it.
    3.2 countable (job, post) [formal] a position of responsibility/trust
    un puesto de responsabilidad/confianza
    Example sentences
    • There are some paid positions, but at levels below what any mainstream publication would consider a skeleton staff.
    • It usually appoints its cronies to positions of importance.
    • At that time, I was running for elections for the position of external relations Officer.
    3.3 uncountable (social standing)
  • 4 countable (situation, circumstances) our economic position has improved
    nuestra situación económica ha mejorado
    the workforce is in a strong bargaining position
    los trabajadores están en una buena posición para negociar
    what's the current position with regard to deliveries?
    ¿cúal es la situación con respecto a las entregas?
    it put us in a difficult/an awkward position
    nos puso en una situación difícil/delicada
    (if I were) in your position
    yo que tú
    yo en tu lugar
    put yourself in my position Jean's in the best position to know
    Jean es quien mejor puede saberlo
    you're in no position to criticize
    no eres la persona más indicada para criticar
    I'm not in a position to help them at the moment
    en este momento no estoy en condiciones de prestarles ayuda
    I'm in the fortunate position of having a private income
    tengo la suerte de disponer de rentas
    Example sentences
    • Any significant increase in costs could affect the financial position adversely.
    • I am not in a position to judge the financial standing of either company.
    • After all, the government says it will continuously review its position as the situation changes.

transitive verb

  • police had been positioned at both ends of the street
    habían apostado policías a ambos extremos de la calle
    he positioned himself between the two guests of honor
    se situó entre los dos invitados de honor
    se ubicó entre los dos invitados de honor (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • The rain stopped as soon as we had positioned ourselves in the doors and windows overlooking the lawn and the porch.
    • The staff can keep an eye on everyone from their centrally positioned work station.
    • The cafeteria lunch servers are positioned near the doors with bags of chips, cookies, and soda in case you need a quick recharge.
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