A place where someone or something is located or has been put
radars determine the aircraft's position
Military the strategic aerial position held by an attacking or defending force.
One's position or standing at home.
A position in the middle of something, an intermediate position.
In various sports and games: to gain an advantage over (an opponent) in respect of position; to place in a disadvantageous position.
A line on which the observer is computed to be after having taken a bearing.
A mark made on a component part of a structure to indicate the position it is designed to occupy.
Play dominated by long-term strategic considerations rather than by tactics, positional play.
The position assumed by the upper and lower jaws when at rest.
The most favourable position at the start of a motor race
A sexual position in which one partner (who is usually on hands and knees) is penetrated from behind by the other partner.
Military. A site occupied by troops on a battlefield.
Able to be used or placed in more than one position.
An angle giving the direction at which a point lies with respect to another point; (especially in Astronomy) the angle between the hour-circle passing through a celestial object and the great circle joining that object to another celestial object (also called angle of position).
Any change in the order of the genes along a chromosome.
An effect on the phenotypic expression of a gene produced by a difference in its chromosomal position with respect to other genes (especially mutant genes), or to non-coding heterochromatin.
The variation in the timekeeping of a watch, the reading on an aircraft instrument, etc., resulting from its being in a particular position or attitude.
A piece of apparatus with which one can ascertain one's own position or that of a distant object, especially one which is not directly visible.
A light on a ship which indicates its course to other ships when travelling at night.
Chess a person who adopts position play.
= place value.
A vector which defines the position of a point relative to a fixed origin.
The position an item occupies in a series which is to be learnt and recalled as part of a serial test; frequently attributive.
A position other than lineman; specifically any of various offensive positions in which players ordinarily handle the ball, especially quarterback, running back, or wide receiver.
A situation in which one is compelled to act in a manner inconsistent with one’s true nature or principles
A posture in which the feet are placed turned outwards, one immediately in front of but touching the other so that the toe of the back foot just protrudes beyond the heel of the front foot
A posture in which the feet are placed turned outwards with the heels touching
A posture in which the feet are placed turned outwards one in front of the other, separated by the distance of one step
A cross-legged position for meditation, with the feet resting on the thighs
(In business and politics) a written report outlining someone’s attitude or intentions regarding a particular matter
A posture in which the feet form a straight line, being turned out to either side with the heels separated by the distance of a small step
A posture in which the turned-out feet are placed one in front of the other, so that the heel of the front foot fits into the hollow of the instep of the back foot
The position of the celebrant standing on the west side of the altar (and so facing east) in the Communion Service.
The ascertaining of one's own position or that of a distant object, especially automatically by radio or similar means; usually attributive.
The relationship between any two positions.
A statement setting out the considered position or policy of an organization, group, etc., with respect to a particular matter.
(In ballroom or country dancing) an open position for promenading in which the partners face in the same direction.
The position of an aircraft or aircraft part when its lateral axis and some chosen longitudinal axis are both horizontal.
The position of the celebrant standing on the east side of the altar (and so facing west) in the Communion Service.
An alternative course of action that may be taken if the original plan fails
A supine position of the body with the legs separated, flexed, and supported in raised stirrups, originally used for lithotomy and later also for childbirth
A position used in first aid to prevent choking in unconscious patients, in which the body is placed facing downwards and slightly to the side, supported by the bent limbs
A runner’s position on second or third base, from which scoring on a base hit is likely
Another term for recovery position.
An apparatus for measuring the position angle of one celestial object relative to another, containing a thread or wire mounted at the common focus of the objective lens and eyepiece of a telescope, which can be rotated in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the telescope; an apparatus similarly used with a microscope.
A position for sexual intercourse in which a couple lie face to face with the woman underneath the man
A position, used for pelvic surgery and to treat shock, in which a patient lies face upwards on a tilted table or bed with the pelvis higher than the head
An electric fixed signal which gives instructions to the train driver by the position of the lights on its face, rather than by the colour of the lights.
Purchase securities in order to be able to fulfil a commitment to sell