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Definition of SITUATION

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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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case. [1913 Webster]

              A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.
                                                    --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

     3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene. [1913 Webster]

              There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!
                                                    --Sheridan. [1913 Webster]

     4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See {State}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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