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situation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Situation  \Sit`u*a"tion\,  n.  [LL.  situatio:  cf  F.  situation.] 
  1.  Manner  in  which  an  object  is  placed;  location,  esp.  as 
  related  to  something  else;  position;  locality  site;  as  a 
  house  in  a  pleasant  situation. 
 
  2.  Position,  as  regards  the  conditions  and  circumstances  of 
  the  case. 
 
  A  situation  of  the  greatest  ease  and  tranquillity. 
  --Rogers. 
 
  3.  Relative  position;  circumstances;  temporary  state  or 
  relation  at  a  moment  of  action  which  excites  interest,  as 
  of  persons  in  a  dramatic  scene. 
 
  There's  situation  for  you!  there's  an  heroic  group! 
  --Sheridan. 
 
  4.  Permanent  position  or  employment;  place  office;  as  a 
  situation  in  a  store;  a  situation  under  government. 
 
  Syn:  State;  position;  seat;  site;  station;  post  place 
  office;  condition;  case;  plight.  See  {State}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  situation 
  n  1:  the  general  state  of  things  the  combination  of 
  circumstances  at  a  given  time;  "the  present 
  international  situation  is  dangerous";  "wondered  how 
  such  a  state  of  affairs  had  come  about";  "eternal  truths 
  will  be  neither  true  nor  eternal  unless  they  have  fresh 
  meaning  for  every  new  social  situation"-  Franklin 
  D.Roosevelt  [syn:  {state  of  affairs}] 
  2:  a  condition  or  position  in  which  you  find  yourself:  "the 
  unpleasant  situation  (or  position)  of  having  to  choose 
  between  two  evils";  "found  herself  in  a  very  fortunate 
  situation"  [syn:  {position}] 
  3:  physical  position  in  relation  to  the  surroundings  [syn:  {site}] 
  4:  a  job  in  an  organization  or  hierarchy;  "he  ocupied  a  post  in 
  the  treasury"  [syn:  {position},  {post},  {berth},  {slot},  {office}, 
  {spot},  {place}] 




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