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sit·u·a·tion

 (sĭch′o͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs. See Synonyms at state.
b. A critical, problematic, or striking set of circumstances: We don't want this minor gaffe to turn into a situation.
2. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings: the town's situation on the river.
3. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances: Their family's situation deteriorated during the recession.
4. A position of employment; a post: found a nice situation with a software company.

sit′u·a′tion·al adj.
sit′u·a′tion·al·ly adv.

situation

(ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃən)
n
1. physical placement, esp with regard to the surroundings
2.
a. state of affairs; combination of circumstances
b. a complex or critical state of affairs in a novel, play, etc
3. social or financial status, position, or circumstances
4. (Professions) a position of employment; post
ˌsituˈational adj
Usage: Situation is often used in contexts in which it is redundant or imprecise. Typical examples are: the company is in a crisis situation or people in a job situation. In the first example, situation does not add to the meaning and should be omitted. In the second example, it would be clearer and more concise to substitute a phrase such as people at work

sit•u•a•tion

(ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment.
2. a place or locality.
3. condition; case; plight: in a desperate situation.
4. the state of affairs; combination of circumstances: the international situation.
5. a position or post of employment; job.
6. a state of affairs of special or critical significance in the course of a play, novel, etc.
7. the aggregate of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors acting on an individual or group to condition behavioral patterns.
[1480–90; < Medieval Latin situātiō. See situate, -tion]
sit`u•a′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.situation - the general state of thingssituation - 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
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
absurd, the absurd - a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
ballgame, new ballgame - a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation; "HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame"
challenge - a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
childlessness - the condition of being without offspring
complication - a situation or condition that is complex or confused; "her coming was a serious complication"
crowding - a situation in which people or things are crowded together; "he didn't like the crowding on the beach"
disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
element - the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
equilibrium - a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
exclusion - the state of being excluded
fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl - a state of affairs in which you have no privacy; "the president lives in a goldfish bowl"
hotbed - a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad); "it was a hotbed of vice"
inclusion - the state of being included
intestacy - the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will
picture, scene - a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
prison house, prison - a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
rejection - the state of being rejected
size of it, size - the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
square one - the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail; "the police are now back at square one after having arrested and released 27 men"; "she has tried to diet but always ends up back at square one"
status quo - the existing state of affairs
thing - a special situation; "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"
2.situation - 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"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
shoes, place - a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"
poverty trap - a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
soup - an unfortunate situation; "we're in the soup now"
stymie, stymy - a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
3.situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
conflict of interest - a situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
crunch - a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources); "an end-of-the year crunch"; "a financial crunch"
hornet's nest, hornets' nest - a highly contentious or hazardous situation; "talk of invading Iraq stirred up a political hornets' nest"
hot potato - a difficult situation; "he dropped the topic like a hot potato"
how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-do - an awkward situation; "that's a fine how-d'ye-do"
embroilment, imbroglio - an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
Mexican standoff - a situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winner
nightmare, incubus - a situation resembling a terrifying dream
no-win situation - a situation in which a favorable outcome is impossible; you are bound to lose whatever you do
straits, strait, pass - a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
purgatory - a temporary condition of torment or suffering; "a purgatory of drug abuse"
swamp - a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"
ticking bomb, time bomb - a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed; "India is a demographic time bomb"; "the refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off"
tinderbox - a dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence; "the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe"
urgency - an urgent situation calling for prompt action; "I'll be there, barring any urgencies"; "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs"
deadlock, impasse, stalemate, standstill, dead end - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
difficulty - a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
quicksand - a treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy
4.situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
active site - the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
close quarters - a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
locus - the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infection - the specific site in the body where an infection originates
restriction site - the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA
antigenic determinant, epitope, determinant - the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
5.situation - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship - the post of captain
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship - the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship - the position of chieftain
clerkship - the job of clerk
commandership, commandery - the position or office of commander
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship - the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship - the position of counselor
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
deanship, deanery - the position or office of a dean
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship - the office and authority of a general
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legateship, legation - the post or office of legate
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature - the position of magistrate
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
pastorship, pastorate - the position of pastor
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature - the office or station of a prelate

situation

noun
1. position, state, case, condition, circumstances, equation, plight, status quo, state of affairs, ball game (informal), kettle of fish (informal) We are in a difficult financial situation.
2. scenario, the picture (informal), the score (informal), state of affairs, equation, state of play, lie of the land They looked at each other and weighed up the situation.
3. location, place, setting, position, seat, site, spot, locality, locale The garden is in a beautiful situation.

situation

noun
1. One's place and direction relative to one's surroundings:
bearing (often used in plural), location, orientation, position.
2. The place where a person or thing is located:
3. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others:
4. Manner of being or form of existence:
5. A post of employment:
Slang: gig.
Translations
حَالَةحالَه، وَضْعمَوْضِع، مكانوَظيفَه، مَنْصِب
situaceumístěnízaměstnání
situationstillingbeliggenhed
tilannetyöpaikkaasemaolosuhteetolot
situacija
állásfekvéshelyhelyzetkörülmények
aîstæîur, kringumstæîurstaîsetningstarf, staîa
状況場所境遇情勢状態
상황
darbo vietaišsidėstęspatalpintas
atrašanās vietadarbavietanovietojumssituācijastāvoklis
umiestnenie
položajrazmere
situation
สถานการณ์
hoàn cảnh

situation

[ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= position) → situación f, ubicación f (esp LAm)
2. (= circumstances) → situación f
to save the situationsalvar la situación
3. (= job) → empleo m, vacante f
"situations vacant"ofertas de empleo
"situations wanted"demandas de empleo
B. CPD situation comedy N (TV, Rad) → comedia f de situación

situation

[ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃən] n
(= circumstances) → situation f
It's an impossible situation → C'est une situation impossible.
(= location) → situation
The city is in a beautiful situation → La situation de la ville est magnifique.
(mainly British) (= job) → situation f
It's not so easy to find another situation → Ce n'est pas si facile de trouver une autre situation.
"situations vacant" → "offres d'emploi"
"situations wanted" → "demandes d'emploi"situation comedy ncomédie f de situationsit-ups [ˈsɪtʌps] situps (US) nplabdominaux mpl
to do sit-ups → faire des abdominaux

situation

n
(= state of affairs)Lage f, → Situation f; (financial, marital etc) → Lage f, → Verhältnisse pl; (in play, novel) → Situation f; to save the situationdie Lage or Situation retten; a 2-0 situationeine 2:0-Situation
(of house etc)Lage f
(= job)Stelle f; “situations vacant” (Brit) → „Stellenangebote“; “situations wanted” (Brit) → „Stellengesuche“

situation

[ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃn] n (position) → posizione f (fig) → situazione f (frm) (old) (job) → lavoro, impiego
"situations vacant/wanted" (Brit) → "offerte fpl/domande fpl di impiego"
to save the situation → salvare la situazione

situation

(sitjuˈeiʃən) noun
1. circumstances; a state of affairs. an awkward situation.
2. the place where anything stands or lies. The house has a beautiful situation beside a lake.
3. a job. the situations-vacant columns of the newspaper.
ˈsituated adjective
to be found; placed. The new school is situated on the north side of town.

situation

حَالَة situace situation Situation κατάσταση situación tilanne situation situacija situazione 状況 상황 situatie situasjon sytuacja situação ситуация situation สถานการณ์ durum hoàn cảnh 情况

sit·u·a·tion

n. situación, localización.
References in classic literature ?
On being removed from this perilous situation, it was discovered that he had suffered no injury but several bruises, and we are happy to add, is now doing well.
In the store on the morning when Elmer Cowley saw George Willard standing and apparently lis- tening at the back door of the Eagle printshop, a situation had arisen that always stirred the son's wrath.
Ned, what is the situation as regards the financial affairs of my father and myself?
Shimerda, leaning out of the window, enjoyed the situation keenly, and was sorry when Antonia sent Mary away, mollified by an apronful of bottle-tomatoes.
They spoke together earnestly in the Delaware language, though in an undertone; and by the gestures of the white man, which were frequently directed towards the top of the sapling, it was evident he pointed out the situation of their hidden enemy.
But he was not without a sense of humor, and the situation as it now was forced upon him struck him as amusing.
During this time we discovered no uneasiness or desire to escape, which made them less suspicious of us; but in the dead of night, as we lay in a thick cane-brake by a large fire, when sleep had locked up their senses, my situation not disposing me for rest, I touched my companion and gently awoke him.
In the irritation and disgust of her walk hither, she had never noticed the situation of the cabin, as it nestled on the slope at the fringe of the woods; in the preoccupation of her disappointment and the mechanical putting away of her things, she had never looked once from the window of her room, or glanced backward out of the door that she had entered.
Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
Here, in a word -- and it is a rare instance in my life -- I had met with a person thoroughly adapted to the situation which he held.
From its relative situation then, I should call this high hump the organ of firmness or indomitableness in the Sperm Whale.
Some scruples and some reluctance the widowerfather may be supposed to have felt; but as they were overcome by other considerations, the child was given up to the care and the wealth of the Churchills, and he had only his own comfort to seek, and his own situation to improve as he could.