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

  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.]
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     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.
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              We have different prospects of the same thing,
              according to our different positions to it. --Locke.
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     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.
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     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.
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              Let not the proof of any position depend on the
              positions that follow, but always on those which go
              before.                               --I. Watts.
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     4. Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a
        person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's
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     5. (Arith.) A method of solving a problem by one or two
        suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and
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     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.
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     Syn: Situation; station; place; condition; attitude; posture;
          proposition; assertion; thesis.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Position \Po*si"tion\, v. t.
     To indicate the position of; to place. [R.] --Encyc. Brit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Into the utmost angle of the world.   --Spenser.
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              To search the tenderest angles of the heart.
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     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.
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     3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
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              Though but an angle reached him of the stone.
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     4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological
        "houses." [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish,
        consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a
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              Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.
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              A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he
           put the lamp back in its place" [syn: position, place]
      2: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons [syn:
         military position, position]
      3: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what
         follows from the positivist view" [syn: position, view,
      4: the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an
         attitude of surrender" [syn: position, posture,
      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: position, 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: position, 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 [syn:
          placement, location, locating, position,
          positioning, emplacement]
      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, position]
      12: a rationalized mental attitude [syn: position, stance,
      13: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an
          argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
          [syn: side, position]
      14: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place";
          "moved from third to fifth position" [syn: place,
      15: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or
          served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
          place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place,
      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, position, lay]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  342 Moby Thesaurus words for "position":
     Anschauung, Parthian shot, a priori principle, abode, address,
     affect, affectivity, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, allocate,
     angle, angle of vision, announcement, annunciation, answer,
     apostrophe, appointment, apriorism, area, arrange, arrangement,
     aspect, assertion, asseveration, assign, assumed position,
     assumption, attitude, autarky, averment, avouchment, avowal, axiom,
     azimuth, basis, bearing, bearings, belief, bench mark, bent, berth,
     billet, bimetallism, blood, bracket, branch, cachet, capacity,
     case, caste, categorical proposition, category,
     celestial navigation, character, circumstance, circumstances, clan,
     class, climate of opinion, collocate, color, comment,
     common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception,
     conclusion, condition, connection, consensus gentium, consequence,
     consideration, contention, crack, creed, data, dead reckoning,
     declaration, deploy, determine, dictum, dignity, disposal, dispose,
     disposition, district, division, duty, echelon,
     economic self-sufficiency, emotion, emotivity, emplace,
     emplacement, employment, engagement, enunciation, establish,
     estate, estimate, estimation, ethos, exclamation, exposure,
     expression, eye, face, feeling, feeling tone, first principles,
     fix, footing, foundation, frame of reference, framework,
     free enterprise, free trade, frontage, function, general belief,
     get a fix, gig, governmentalism, grade, greeting, ground, group,
     grouping, head, heading, hierarchy, high place, hole, home in on,
     hypothesis, hypothesis ad hoc, idea, importance, impression,
     inclination, incumbency, install, interjection, ipse dixit, jam,
     job, judgment, kin, kudos, label, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism,
     latitude and longitude, lay, leaning, lemma, level, lie, lieu,
     light, lights, line, line of position, locale, localism, locality,
     localize, locate, location, locus, lot, major premise,
     managed currency, manifesto, mental attitude, mental outlook,
     mention, mind, minor premise, modality, mode, moonlighting,
     mystique, navigate, noninterference, nonintervention, note, notion,
     nullification, observation, occupation, office, opening, opinion,
     order, orientation, outlook, part, party line, party principle,
     pass, personal judgment, philosopheme, philosophical proposition,
     phrase, pickle, pigeonhole, pilotage, pin down, pinpoint, place,
     placement, placing, planned economy, plight, point, point of view,
     policy, polity, popular belief, pose, position, position line,
     position paper, positive declaration, post, postulate, postulation,
     postulatum, posture, power structure, precedence, predicament,
     predicate, predication, premise, prestige, presumption,
     presupposition, prevailing belief, price supports, principle,
     proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition,
     propositional function, protection, protectionism, protest,
     protestation, province, psychology, public belief, public opinion,
     public policy, pump-priming, put, put in place, quality, question,
     race, radio bearing, rank, rate, rating, reaction,
     reference system, reflection, regard, region, relation, remark,
     respect, role, rubric, say, say-so, saying, second job, section,
     sectionalism, sentence, sentiment, sept, service, set, settle,
     side, sight, site, situate, situation, situs, slant, sphere, spot,
     stage, stance, stand, standing, standpoint, state, statement,
     station, stature, status, stead, strain, stratum, subdivision,
     subgroup, subjoinder, suborder, sumption, supposal, system, tenure,
     theorem, theory, thesis, thinking, thought, title, triangulate,
     truth table, truth-function, truth-value, universe, utterance,
     vacancy, view, viewpoint, vouch, way of thinking, where,
     whereabout, whereabouts, word, zero in on

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