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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Position  \Po*si"tion\,  v.  t. 
  To  indicate  the  position  of  to  place  [R.]  --Encyc.  Brit. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Position  \Po*si"tion\,  n.  [F.  position,  L.  positio,  fr  ponere 
  positum  to  put  place  prob.  for  posino,  fr  an  old 
  preposition  used  only  in  comp.  (akin  to  Gr  ?)  +  sinere  to 
  leave  let  permit,  place  See  {Site},  and  cf  {Composite}, 
  {Compound},  v.,  {Depone},  {Deposit},  {Expound},  {Impostor}, 
  {Opposite},  {Propound},  {Pose},  v.,  {Posit},  {Post},  n.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  posited,  or  placed;  the  manner  in  which 
  anything  is  placed;  attitude;  condition;  as  a  firm,  an 
  inclined,  or  an  upright  position. 
  We  have  different  prospects  of  the  same  thing 
  according  to  our  different  positions  to  it  --Locke. 
  2.  The  spot  where  a  person  or  thing  is  placed  or  takes  a 
  place  site;  place  station;  situation;  as  the  position 
  of  man  in  creation;  the  fleet  changed  its  position. 
  3.  Hence:  The  ground  which  any  one  takes  in  an  argument  or 
  controversy;  the  point  of  view  from  which  any  one  proceeds 
  to  a  discussion;  also  a  principle  laid  down  as  the  basis 
  of  reasoning;  a  proposition;  a  thesis;  as  to  define  one's 
  position;  to  appear  in  a  false  position. 
  Let  not  the  proof  of  any  position  depend  on  the 
  positions  that  follow  but  always  on  those  which  go 
  before  --I.  Watts. 
  4.  Relative  place  or  standing;  social  or  official  rank;  as  a 
  person  of  position;  hence  office;  post  as  to  lose  one's 
  5.  (Arith.)  A  method  of  solving  a  problem  by  one  or  two 
  suppositions;  --  called  also  the  {rule  of  trial  and 
  {Angle  of  position}  (Astron.),  the  angle  which  any  line  (as 
  that  joining  two  stars)  makes  with  another  fixed  line 
  specifically  with  a  circle  of  declination. 
  {Double  position}  (Arith.),  the  method  of  solving  problems  by 
  proceeding  with  each  of  two  assumed  numbers,  according  to 
  the  conditions  of  the  problem,  and  by  comparing  the 
  difference  of  the  results  with  those  of  the  numbers, 
  deducing  the  correction  to  be  applied  to  one  of  them  to 
  obtain  the  true  result. 
  {Guns  of  position}  (Mil.),  heavy  fieldpieces,  not  designed 
  for  quick  movements. 
  {Position  finder}  (Mil.),  a  range  finder.  See  under  {Range}. 
  {Position  micrometer},  a  micrometer  applied  to  the  tube  of  an 
  astronomical  telescope  for  measuring  angles  of  position  in 
  the  field  of  view. 
  {Single  position}  (Arith.),  the  method  of  solving  problems, 
  in  which  the  result  obtained  by  operating  with  an  assumed 
  number  is  to  the  true  result  as  the  number  assumed  is  to 
  the  number  required. 
  {Strategic  position}  (Mil.),  a  position  taken  up  by  an  army 
  or  a  large  detachment  of  troops  for  the  purpose  of 
  checking  or  observing  an  opposing  force. 
  Syn:  Situation;  station;  place  condition;  attitude;  posture; 
  proposition;  assertion;  thesis. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Angle  \An"gle\  ([a^][ng]"g'l),  n.  [F.  angle,  L.  angulus  angle, 
  corner;  akin  to  uncus  hook,  Gr  'agky`los  bent,  crooked, 
  angular,  'a`gkos  a  bend  or  hollow,  AS  angel  hook,  fish-hook, 
  G.  angel,  and  F.  anchor.] 
  1.  The  inclosed  space  near  the  point  where  two  lines  meet  a 
  corner;  a  nook. 
  Into  the  utmost  angle  of  the  world.  --Spenser. 
  To  search  the  tenderest  angles  of  the  heart. 
  2.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  figure  made  by  two  lines  which  meet 
  b  The  difference  of  direction  of  two  lines.  In  the  lines 
  meet  the  point  of  meeting  is  the  vertex  of  the  angle. 
  3.  A  projecting  or  sharp  corner;  an  angular  fragment. 
  Though  but  an  angle  reached  him  of  the  stone. 
  4.  (Astrol.)  A  name  given  to  four  of  the  twelve  astrological 
  ``houses.''  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  5.  [AS.  angel.]  A  fishhook;  tackle  for  catching  fish, 
  consisting  of  a  line  hook,  and  bait,  with  or  without  a 
  Give  me  mine  angle:  we  'll  to  the  river  there 
  A  fisher  next  his  trembling  angle  bears.  --Pope. 
  {Acute  angle},  one  less  than  a  right  angle,  or  less  than 
  {Adjacent}  or  {Contiguous  angles},  such  as  have  one  leg 
  common  to  both  angles. 
  {Alternate  angles}.  See  {Alternate}. 
  {Angle  bar}. 
  a  (Carp.)  An  upright  bar  at  the  angle  where  two  faces  of 
  a  polygonal  or  bay  window  meet  --Knight. 
  b  (Mach.)  Same  as  {Angle  iron}. 
  {Angle  bead}  (Arch.),  a  bead  worked  on  or  fixed  to  the  angle 
  of  any  architectural  work  esp.  for  protecting  an  angle  of 
  a  wall. 
  {Angle  brace},  {Angle  tie}  (Carp.),  a  brace  across  an 
  interior  angle  of  a  wooden  frame,  forming  the  hypothenuse 
  and  securing  the  two  side  pieces  together.  --Knight. 
  {Angle  iron}  (Mach.),  a  rolled  bar  or  plate  of  iron  having 
  one  or  more  angles,  used  for  forming  the  corners,  or 
  connecting  or  sustaining  the  sides  of  an  iron  structure  to 
  which  it  is  riveted. 
  {Angle  leaf}  (Arch.),  a  detail  in  the  form  of  a  leaf,  more  or 
  less  conventionalized,  used  to  decorate  and  sometimes  to 
  strengthen  an  angle. 
  {Angle  meter},  an  instrument  for  measuring  angles,  esp.  for 
  ascertaining  the  dip  of  strata. 
  {Angle  shaft}  (Arch.),  an  enriched  angle  bead,  often  having  a 
  capital  or  base,  or  both 
  {Curvilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  two  curved  lines. 
  {External  angles},  angles  formed  by  the  sides  of  any 
  right-lined  figure,  when  the  sides  are  produced  or 
  {Facial  angle}.  See  under  {Facial}. 
  {Internal  angles},  those  which  are  within  any  right-lined 
  {Mixtilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  with  a  curved 
  {Oblique  angle},  one  acute  or  obtuse,  in  opposition  to  a 
  right  angle. 
  {Obtuse  angle},  one  greater  than  a  right  angle,  or  more  than 
  {Optic  angle}.  See  under  {Optic}. 
  {Rectilineal}  or  {Right-lined  angle},  one  formed  by  two  right 
  {Right  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  falling  on  another 
  perpendicularly,  or  an  angle  of  90[deg]  (measured  by  a 
  quarter  circle). 
  {Solid  angle},  the  figure  formed  by  the  meeting  of  three  or 
  more  plane  angles  at  one  point. 
  {Spherical  angle},  one  made  by  the  meeting  of  two  arcs  of 
  great  circles,  which  mutually  cut  one  another  on  the 
  surface  of  a  globe  or  sphere. 
  {Visual  angle},  the  angle  formed  by  two  rays  of  light,  or  two 
  straight  lines  drawn  from  the  extreme  points  of  an  object 
  to  the  center  of  the  eye. 
  {For  Angles  of  commutation},  {draught},  {incidence}, 
  {reflection},  {refraction},  {position},  {repose},  {fraction}, 
  see  {Commutation},  {Draught},  {Incidence},  {Reflection}, 
  {Refraction},  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  particular  portion  of  space  occupied  by  a  physical 
  object:  "he  put  the  lamp  back  in  its  place"  [syn:  {place}] 
  2:  a  point  occupied  by  troops  for  tactical  reasons  [syn:  {military 
  3:  a  way  of  regarding  situations  or  topics  etc.;  "consider  what 
  follows  from  the  positivist  view"  [syn:  {view},  {perspective}] 
  4:  position  or  arrangement  of  the  body  and  its  limbs;  "he 
  assumed  an  attitude  of  surrender"  [syn:  {posture},  {attitude}] 
  5:  the  relative  position  or  standing  of  things  or  especially 
  persons  in  a  society:  "he  had  the  status  of  a  minor";  "the 
  novel  attained  the  status  of  a  classic";  "atheists  do  not 
  enjoy  a  favorable  position  in  American  life"  [syn:  {status}] 
  6:  a  job  in  an  organization  or  hierarchy;  "he  ocupied  a  post  in 
  the  treasury"  [syn:  {post},  {berth},  {slot},  {office},  {spot}, 
  {place},  {situation}] 
  7:  the  spatial  property  of  a  place  where  or  way  in  which 
  something  is  situated;  "the  position  of  the  hands  on  the 
  clock";  "he  specified  the  spatial  relations  of  every  piece 
  of  furniture  on  the  stage"  [syn:  {spatial  relation}] 
  8:  the  appropriate  or  customary  location;  "the  cars  were  in 
  9:  (in  team  sports)  the  role  assigned  to  an  individual  player; 
  "what  position  does  he  play?" 
  10:  the  act  of  putting  something  in  a  certain  place  or  location 
  [syn:  {location},  {locating},  {placement},  {positioning}, 
  {emplacement},  {situating}] 
  11:  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:  {situation}] 
  12:  a  rationalized  mental  attitude  [syn:  {posture}] 
  13:  an  opinion  that  is  held  in  opposition  to  another  in  an 
  argument  or  dispute;  "there  are  two  sides  to  every 
  question"  [syn:  {side}] 
  14:  an  item  on  a  list  or  in  a  sequence;  "in  the  second  place"; 
  "moved  from  third  to  fifth  position"  [syn:  {place}] 
  15:  the  function  or  position  properly  or  customarily  occupied  or 
  served  by  another:  "can  you  go  in  my  stead?";  "took  his 
  place";  "in  lieu  of"  [syn:  {stead},  {place},  {lieu}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  in  an  appropriate  place  state,  or  relation 
  2:  put  into  a  certain  place:  "Put  your  things  here";  "Set  the 
  tray  down";  "Set  the  dogs  on  the  scent  of  the  mising 
  children";  also  with  abstract  objects  and  locations: 
  "Place  emphasis  on  a  certain  point"  [syn:  {put},  {set},  {place}, 
  {pose},  {lay}] 

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