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1. A place or location.
a. The right or appropriate place: The bands are in position for the parade's start.
b. A strategic area occupied by members of a force: The troops took up positions along the river.
a. The way in which something is placed: the position of the clock's hands.
b. The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position.
c. In ballet, any of the five arrangements of the arms and feet in which the legs are turned out from the pelvis.
4. An advantageous place or location: jockeys maneuvering for position.
5. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances: in a position to bargain.
6. A point of view or attitude on a certain question: the mayor's position on taxes.
7. Social standing or status; rank.
8. A post of employment; a job.
a. Sports The area for which a particular player is responsible.
b. The arrangement of the pieces or cards at any particular time in a game such as chess, checkers, or bridge.
a. The act or process of positing.
b. A principle or proposition posited.
a. A commitment to buy or sell a given amount of securities or commodities.
b. The amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.
c. The ownership status of a person's or institution's investments.
tr.v. po·si·tioned, po·si·tion·ing, po·si·tions
1. To put in place or position.
2. To determine the position of; locate.

[Middle English posicioun, from Old French posicion, from Latin positiō, positiōn-, from positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

po·si′tion·al adj.
po·si′tion·al·ly adv.
po·si′tion·er n.
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(Commerce) the position held by a product brand in the opinion of consumers, in comparison with its competitors' brands
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.positioning - the act of putting something in a certain placepositioning - the act of putting something in a certain place
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
stratification - the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
juxtaposition, collocation, apposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
interposition, intervention - the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
orientation - the act of orienting
planting - the act of fixing firmly in place; "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
implantation - the act of planting or setting in the ground
repositioning - the act of placing in a new position
set - the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
superposition - the placement of one thing on top of another
fingering - the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
superposition - (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
Adj.1.positioning - causing to fall into line or into positionpositioning - causing to fall into line or into position
orientating, orienting - positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"
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The effectiveness estimation of positioning strategies perceived by consumers is a challenge for marketers and confusion is still there in their minds at the same time in the mind of strategy makers that which strategy is more successful.Successful positioning and its well established perception on consumer side are the symptoms of company's long run progress and product's success.Empirical the relative effectiveness of taken positioning strategies is measured.
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The third component of playing successful off-man coverage is the ability to cover your man by using good positioning and reading the body language and alignment.
In Murnan's case, he was wooed to Agriliance's Inver Grove Heights, MN, offices just out of college to work on positioning AgriSource, the company's information management software, which provided local cooperatives with crop production and financial information, planning and technical agronomic support.
This high throughput system includes both an ultra-violet and visible light spectrometer (UV-Vis) and a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) integrated with a multi sample positioning table.
Patients underwent a complete bedside vestibular test--including an oculomotor test, a positional and positioning test, a Romberg's test, and a tandem gait test--and most of them underwent audiography and electronystagmography.
A poor interview can negate all other preparation and positioning that you have done.
A servo motor will also maintain some torque even in a static power situation; this gives it high positioning accuracy and allows it to hold its position even without the use of a friction brake.
The back foot lands parallel to the front foot, positioning the pitcher in excellent fielding position.
Pull the shoulders back slightly and sustain a "big chest" to assist with this appropriate back positioning. Do not allow the knees to bow out or buckle inward; keep them in alignment with the toes.
As you can see from their positioning and attachments, these deep shoulder muscles ballast the entire shoulder complex.