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 for Situation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of
        the case.
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              A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.
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     3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or
        relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as
        of persons in a dramatic scene.
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              There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!
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     4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a
        situation in a store; a situation under government.
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     Syn: State; position; seat; site; station; post; place;
          office; condition; case; plight. See State.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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:
           situation, 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: situation, position]
      3: a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous
         situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation";
         "no human situation is simple"
      4: physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites
         are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
         [syn: site, situation]
      5: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
         treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office,
         spot, billet, place, situation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "situation":
     Anschauung, abode, alentours, allocation, ambience, ambit, angle,
     angle of vision, appointment, area, assignment, bargain, basis,
     bearings, bench mark, berth, billet, borderlands, capacity, case,
     character, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies,
     circumstance, circumstances, collocation, compass, condition,
     connection, context, deployment, deposit, deposition, disposition,
     district, emplacement, employment, engagement, entourage,
     environing circumstances, environment, environs, estate, eye, fix,
     footing, frame of reference, framework, gestalt, gestation, gig,
     gravidity, habitat, hole, incumbency, jam, job, kettle of fish,
     lading, latitude and longitude, lieu, light, loading, locale,
     locality, localization, locating, location, locus, lot,
     mental outlook, milieu, modality, mode, moonlighting, neighborhood,
     office, opening, outlook, outposts, outskirts, packing, pass,
     perimeter, periphery, pickle, picture, pinpoint, pinpointing,
     place, placement, placing, plight, point, point of view, position,
     positioning, post, posting, posture, precincts, predicament,
     purlieus, putting, rank, reference system, regard, region,
     reposition, respect, second job, service, setting, side, sight,
     site, situs, slant, spot, spotting, stand, standing, standpoint,
     state, state of affairs, station, stationing, status, status quo,
     stead, storage, stowage, suburbs, surroundings, system, tenure,
     total environment, universe, vacancy, vicinage, vicinity, view,
     viewpoint, where, whereabout, whereabouts

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