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Noun

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situation

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  1. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.
    • 1908: Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      ...he being naturally an underground animal by birth and breeding, the situation of Badger's house exactly suited him and made him feel at home; while the Rat, who slept every night in a bedroom the windows of which opened on a breezy river, naturally felt the atmosphere still and oppressive.
  2. The place in which something is situated; a location.
    • 1833: Thomas Hibbert and Robert Buist, The American Flower Garden Directory, p. 142
      [Hibíscus] speciòsus is the most splendid, and deserves a situation in every garden.
  3. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.
  4. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.
  5. A position of employment; a post.

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  • Source for the definitions:
    • Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. [1] (accessed: March 10, 2007).

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situation f. (plural: situations)

  1. situation

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