position report meaning, position report definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( positions    plural & 3rd person present)   ( positioning    present participle)   ( positioned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The position of someone or something is the place where they are in relation to other things.  
The ship was identified, and its name and position were reported to the coastguard..., This conservatory enjoys an enviable position overlooking a leafy expanse.     
2       n-count   When someone or something is in a particular position, they are sitting, lying, or arranged in that way.  
usu with supp  
Hold the upper back and neck in an erect position to give support for the head..., Ensure the patient is turned into the recovery position..., Mr. Dambar had raised himself to a sitting position.     
3       verb   If you position something somewhere, you put it there carefully, so that it is in the right place or position.   (=place)  
Place the pastry circles on to a baking sheet and position one apple on each circle.      V n prep  
4       n-count   Your position in society is the role and the importance that you have in it.  
usu with supp  
...the position of older people in society.     
5       n-count   A position in a company or organization is a job.  

He left a career in teaching to take up a position with the Arts Council...     
6       n-count   Your position in a race or competition is how well you did in relation to the other competitors or how well you are doing.  
usu supp N  
By the ninth hour the car was running in eighth position.     
7       n-count   You can describe your situation at a particular time by saying that you are in a particular position.  
usu sing, usu with supp   (=situation)  
He's going to be in a very difficult position indeed if things go badly for him..., Companies should be made to reveal more about their financial position..., It was not the only time he found himself in this position.     
8       n-count   Your positionon a particular matter is your attitude towards it or your opinion of it.  
FORMAL   usu supp N   (=stance)  
He could be depended on to take a moderate position on most of the key issues...     
9       n-sing   If you are in a positionto do something, you are able to do it. If you are in no positionto do something, you are unable to do it.  
N to-inf  
The UN system will be in a position to support the extensive relief efforts needed..., I am not in a position to comment.     
10    If someone or something is in position, they are in their correct or usual place or arrangement.  
in position      phrase   usu PHR after v  
This second door is an extra security measure and can be locked in position during the day..., Some 28,000 US troops are moving into position.     

lotus position     
If someone doing meditation or yoga is in thelotus position, they are sitting with their legs crossed and each foot resting on top of the opposite thigh.      n-sing   usu the N  
missionary position     
The missionary position is a position for sexual intercourse in which the man lies on top of the woman and they are facing each other.      n-sing   usu the N  
pole position        ( pole positions    plural  ) When a racing car is in pole position, it is in front of the other cars at the start of a race.      n-uncount   also N in pl  
position paper        ( position papers    plural  ) A position paper is a detailed report which usually explains or recommends a particular course of action.      n-count  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!


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