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position /pə'ziʃn/
  • danh từ
    • vị trí, chỗ (của một vật gì)
      • in position: đúng chỗ, đúng vị trí
      • out of position: không đúng chỗ, không đúng vị trí
    • (quân sự) vị trí
      • to attack an enemy's: tấn công một vị trí địch
    • thế
      • a position of strength: thế mạnh
      • to be in an awkward position: ở vào thế khó xử
      • to be in a false position: ở vào thế trái cựa
      • to be in a position to do something: ở vào một cái thế có thể làm gì, có khả năng làm gì
    • tư thế
      • eastward position: tư thế đứng hướng về phía đông (của linh mục khi làm lễ)
    • địa vị; chức vụ
      • social position: địa vị xã hội
      • a man of high position: người có địa vị cao
      • to take a position as typist: nhận một chức đánh máy
    • lập trường, quan điểm, thái độ
    • luận điểm; sự đề ra luận điểm
    • ngoại động từ
      • đặt vào vị trí
      • xác định vị trí (cái gì...)
      • (quân sự) đóng (quân ở vị trí)
    Concise Dictionary
    positions|positioned|positioningpə'zɪʃn
    noun
    +the particular portion of space occupied by something
    +a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    +a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    +the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    +the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    +a job in an organization
    +the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
    +the appropriate or customary location
    +(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
    +the act of putting something in a certain place
    +a condition or position in which you find yourself
    +an item on a list or in a sequence
    +a rationalized mental attitude
    +an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    +the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    +the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
    verb
    +cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    +put into a certain place or abstract location

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    n.
    1 posture, attitude, stance, pose; disposition, arrangement, disposal:
    Once in a while, he would change his position so that he faced the sun. With the pieces in this position the chess game is a draw
    2 site, placement, situation, whereabouts, placing, emplacement, location:
    Those bearings put his present position about 20 miles west of
    (c) diz
    3 viewpoint, point of view, outlook, attitude, angle, slant, stance, stand, opinion, inclination, leaning, bent, sentiment, feeling, way of thinking:
    My solicitor is pessimistic about my position in this case.
    4 status, condition, state, circumstances, situation:
    Our financial position vis-à-vis investment in gilt bonds has changed
    5 class, caste, place, rank, standing, station, status, importance:
    They insist on knowing the social position of the girl's family.
    6 job, occupation, situation, post, office, function, appointment, capacity, place, role, Colloq billet, berth, Australian possie or possy:
    My mother's position as managing director had nothing to do with my getting a promotion.
    7 hypothesis, thesis, principle, contention, assertion, predication, belief, proposition, postulate:
    His position is based on the implications of the third law of thermodynamics.
    v.
    8 put, place, situate, site, set, fix, settle, dispose, arrange:
    The pointer is again positioned at zero. Position your forces along this ridge and stay on full alert
    9 place, locate, establish, determine, fix, localize:
    The scientists positioned the seismic activity as being along the San Andreas fault.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    place
    1 [C] the place where sb/sth is situated: From his position on the cliff top, he had a good view of the harbour. + Where would be the best position for the lights? + These plants will grow well in a sheltered position. + The hotel stands in an elevated position looking out over the lake.
    2 [U] the place where sb/sth is meant to be; the correct place: Is everybody in position? + He took up his position by the door. + She was learning to change her hand from first to third position (= on the strings of a violin).
    way of sitting / standing
    3 [C, U] the way in which sb is sitting or standing or the way in which sth is arranged: a sitting / kneeling / lying position + Keep the box in an upright position. + Make sure that you are working in a comfortable position. + My arms were aching so I shifted (my) position slightly. + The soldiers had to stand for hours without changing position.
    situation
    4 [C, usually sing.] ~ (to do sth) the situation that sb is in, especially when it affects what they can and cannot do: to be in a position of power / strength / authority + What would you do in my position? + This put him and his colleagues in a difficult position. + The company's financial position is not certain. + I'm afraid I am not in a position to help you.
    opinion
    5 [C] ~ (on sth) an opinion on or an attitude towards a particular subject: to declare / reconsider / shift / change your position + the party's position on education reforms + She has made her position very clear. + My parents always took the position that early nights meant healthy children.
    level of importance
    6 [C, U] a person or organization's level of importance when compared with others: the position of women in society + the company's dominant position in the world market + Wealth and position (= high social status) were not important to her.
    job
    7 [C] (formal) a job: He held a senior position in a large company. + I should like to apply for the position of Sales Director.
    in race / competition
    8 [C] a place in a race, competition, or test, when compared to others: United's 30 win moved them up to third position.
    in sport
    9 [C] the place where sb plays and the responsibilities they have in some team games: What position does he play?
    in war
    10 [C, usually pl.] a place where a group of people involved in fighting have put men and guns: They attacked the enemy positions at dawn.
    + verb [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to put sb/sth in a particular position: Large television screens were positioned at either end of the stadium. + She quickly positioned herself behind the desk. + Position your hands correctly on the shaft of the club. + The company is now well positioned to compete in foreign markets.
    positioning noun [U]
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 place

    ADJ.

    correct, exact | central | geographical | military, strategic | defensive

    VERB + POSITION

    take (up)
    The guards took up their positions on either side of the door.
    | jostle for
    Hordes of journalists jostled for position outside the conference hall.
    | play
    (sport) What position does he play?

    PREP.

    in ~
    Fix the pieces in position before gluing them together
    | into ~
    Please get into position.
    | out of ~
    Nakata had to play out of position when the defender was injured.

    2 way of sitting, standing, etc.

    ADJ.

    comfortable, uncomfortable | crouched, kneeling, sitting | sleeping | horizontal, vertical | foetal

    VERB + POSITION

    change

    3 situation

    ADJ.

    business, economic, financial, legal | dominant, impregnable, strong | favourable, good, ideal, perfect | envious, invidious | competitive | precarious, vulnerable, weak | awkward, difficult, embarrassing, impossible | current, present | bargaining, negotiating | trading
    the trading position of the British economy

    VERB + POSITION

    achieve, attain, reach
    It has taken years to achieve the position we are now in.
    | put sb in
    It put me in an awkward position when he asked me to keep a secret.
    | strengthen
    Their obvious desperation strengthens our bargaining position.

    PREP.

    in a/the ~
    We may be in a position to help you. I was in the embarrassing position of having completely forgotten her name.
    | ~ of

    4 opinion

    ADJ.

    extreme | ideological, philosophical, political, theoretical | official
    The country's official position is that there is no famine in the area.

    VERB + POSITION

    adopt, take | defend

    PREP.

    ~ on
    He took an extreme position on religious matters.

    5 rank

    ADJ.

    first, second, etc. | dominant, high, important, influential, pre-eminent | inferior, lowly
    They occupy a lowly position in society.
    | privileged, secure | social

    VERB + POSITION

    establish, gain, secure | hold, occupy

    PREP.

    ~ among/amongst
    This latest novel confirms herpre-eminent position amongst today's writers.
    | ~ in
    The firm gained a dominant position in the market.

    PHRASES

    a position of authority/influence/power

    6 job

    ADJ.

    full-time, part-time | key, responsible, senior | junior, menial | official | skilled | administrative, management, managerial

    VERB + POSITION

    have, hold, occupy | apply for | obtain | fill | offer sb | resign

    PREP.

    in a/the ~
    How long were you in your previous position?
    | ~ in/within
    his new position in the firm
    | ~ of
    She was offered the position of sales manager.

    verb

    ADV.

    firmly
    The radiologist firmly positioned Phoebe in front of a ferocious-looking machine.
    | centrally
    The markers were not positioned centrally.
    | carefully | correctly | wrongly | favourably, well | ideally, perfectly, uniquely
    The company is uniquely positioned to compete in foreign markets.
    | strategically

    PREP.

    at, behind, between, in, in front of, near, on, etc.
    Police marksmen were positioned on the roof.



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