Definition of situation in English:

situation

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

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
circumstances, (state of) affairs, state, condition
2The location and surroundings of a place: the situation of the town is pleasant
Synonyms
location, position, spot, site, setting, environment
technical locus
3 formal A position of employment; a job.

Origin

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.

Derivatives

situational

Pronunciation: /–SHənl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Moreover, this was not just a temporary or situational development.
  • Information sharing enhances quality of information and shared situational awareness.
  • Some of the situational horror that Claire finds herself in, especially in the last half hour, are truly riveting.

situationally

adverb
More example sentences
  • This is an interminable argument that must be decided situationally.
  • While these men are situationally homosexual, they do not believe themselves to be bisexual or gay.
  • The point is that strategy is situationally dependent.

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