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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.


by way of situation
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Pennybacker Capital executes a thematic investment approach targeting mismanaged, miscapitalized, or other situationally distressed investment opportunities that are complex, off-market, and/or undervalued.
However, these tend to be situationally based, meaning they are temporary situations and your child may have a change in their usual school connectedness.
Fundamentally, then, one question is whether we are just in a difficult part of our lives situationally, or whether there is an underlying mental state or condition that is feeding negativity into our thoughts and feelings.
Many accept it as a truism that Japan is a country in which morality is situationally determined, and the stereotype does, of course, reflect one aspect of the culture; however, the degree to which Minato extends this logic in service of her story might leave the faint of heart breathless.
There won't be enough situationally to have an evaluation of those guys in this spring game.
I'm situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all.
Help Desk: Prioritize and respond to service requests from Village staff, responding after normal business hours as situationally required.
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CS 13 introduces mobile satellite and terrestrial communications that connect all echelons of the BCT with voice and data, allowing commanders and Soldiers to stay situationally aware at all times, even when far away from the command post.
Mark B Padilla's contribution, "From Sex Workers to Tourism Workers: A Structural Approach to Male Sexual Labor in Dominican Tourism Areas" offers a framework for understanding the flexible, situationally determined sexual practices of a growing number of working-class Dominican men.
Typographic formatting is used to clarify different types of coding elements, and distinguishes text to be exactly reproduced from situationally variable text to be filled in by the user.