Position

  • 1 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.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Position — may refer to:* A location in a coordinate system, usually in two or more dimensions; the science of position and its generalizations is topology * Body position (proprioception), the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body …

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  • 3 Position — Po*si tion, v. t. To indicate the position of; to place. [R.] Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 POSITION — s. f. Lieu, point où une chose est placée ; manière dont elle est placée, situation. La position des lieux n est pas juste, n est pas bien indiquée dans cette carte. La position d une ville. La position en est riante. Je n aime pas la position de …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 5 POSITION — n. f. Lieu, point où une chose est placée, situation. La position des lieux n’est pas juste, n’est pas bien indiquée dans cette carte. La position de cette ville est riante. Cette maison est dans une position très agréable. Il se dit spécialement …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 6 position — I. noun Etymology: Middle English posycion, from Anglo French posicioun, from Latin position , positio, from ponere to lay down, put, place, from Old Latin *posinere, from po away (akin to Old Church Slavic po , perfective prefix, Greek apo away) …

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  • 7 position — See: SCORING POSITION …

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  • 8 position — 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 …

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  • 9 Position (poker) — Position in poker refers to the order in which players are seated around the table and the related poker strategy implications. Players who act first are in early position ; players who act later are in late position . A player has position on… …

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  • 10 Position error — is one of the errors affecting the systems in an aircraft for measuring airspeed and altitude. [Kermode, A.C., Mechanics of Flight , 10th Edition – page 65] [”Of these errors the error in detection of static pressure is generally the most serious …

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  • 11 Position finder — 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Position micrometer — 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Position fixing — is the branch of navigation concerned with the use of a variety of visual and electronic methods to determine the position of a ship, aircraft or person on the surface of the Earth.These techniques include:* Position lines and position circles *… …

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  • 14 Position of trust — is a legal term that is commonly used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. It refers to a position of authority over another person or within an organization. Crimes committed by a person in a position of trust may be penalized… …

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  • 15 Position-effect variegation — is a variegation caused by the inactivation of a gene in some cells through its abnormal juxtaposition with heterochromatin.The classical example is the Drosophila w [m4] (speak white mottled 4) translocation. In this mutation, an inversion on… …

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  • 16 Position tolerance — is a Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD T) location control used on engineering drawings to specify desired location as well as allowed non conformitied to the position of a feature on a part. Position tolerance must only be applied to… …

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  • 17 Position effect — is the effect on the expression of a gene when its location in a chromosome is changed, often by translocation. This has been well described in Drosophila with respect to eye color and is known as position effect variegation (PEV). [cite journal… …

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  • 18 Position angle — Position angle, usually abbreviated PA, is a measurement derived from observing visual binary stars. It is defined as the angular offset in degrees of the secondary star to the primary, relative to the north celestial pole. As the example… …

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  • 19 Position (team sports) — Position in team sports refers to the joint arrangement of a team on its field of play during a game and to the standardized place of any individual player in that arrangement. Much instruction, strategy, and reporting is organized by a set of… …

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  • 20 Position (Obstetrics) — Position of the fetus in Obstetrics refers to the of the presenting part with the pelvis of the mother. Conventionally, it is the position assumed by the fetus before the process of birth as during the course of childbirth, the fetus assumes… …

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