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positional notation

  

      n   the method of denoting numbers by the use of a finite number of digits, each digit having its value multiplied by its place value, as in 936 = (9x100) + (3x10) + 6  
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position  
      n  
1    the place, situation, or location of a person or thing  
he took up a position to the rear     
2    the appropriate or customary location  
the telescope is in position for use     
3    the arrangement or disposition of the body or a part of the body  
the corpse was found in a sitting position     
4    the manner in which a person or thing is placed; arrangement  
5      (Military)   an area or point occupied for tactical reasons  
6    mental attitude; point of view; stand  
what's your position on this issue?     
7    social status or standing, esp. high social standing  
8    a post of employment; job  
9    the act of positing a fact or viewpoint  
10    something posited, such as an idea, proposition, etc.  
11      (Sport)   the part of a field or playing area where a player is placed or where he generally operates  
12      (Music)  
a    the vertical spacing or layout of the written notes in a chord. Chords arranged with the three upper voices close together are in close position. Chords whose notes are evenly or widely distributed are in open position  
   See also       root position  
b    one of the points on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument, determining where a string is to be stopped  
13      (in classical prosody)  
a    the situation in which a short vowel may be regarded as long, that is, when it occurs before two or more consonants  
b    make position   (of a consonant, either on its own or in combination with other consonants, such as x in Latin) to cause a short vowel to become metrically long when placed after it  
14      (Finance)   the market commitment of a dealer in securities, currencies, or commodities  
a long position, a short position     
15    in a position   foll by an infinitive   able (to)  
I'm not in a position to reveal these figures     
      vb   tr  
16    to put in the proper or appropriate place; locate  
17      (Sport)   to place (oneself or another player) in a particular part of the field or playing area  
18    Rare   to locate or ascertain the position of  
     (C15: from Late Latin positio a positioning, affirmation, from ponere to place, lay down)  
   positional             adj  


positional notation  
      n   the method of denoting numbers by the use of a finite number of digits, each digit having its value multiplied by its place value, as in 936 = (9x100) + (3x10) + 6  

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