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     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; "he occupied a post in the
        treasury" [syn: {post}, {berth}, {office}, {spot}, {billet},
         {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: {placement}, {location}, {locating}, {positioning},
     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: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place";
         "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: {place}]
     13: a rationalized mental attitude [syn: {stance}, {posture}]
     14: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an
         argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every
         question" [syn: {side}]
     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}]
     16: the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or
     v 1: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
     2: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your
        things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the
        scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a
        certain point" [syn: {put}, {set}, {place}, {pose}, {lay}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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