Definitions for: Situation


[n]
[n] physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
[n] 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"
[n] 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
[n] a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sit`u*a"tion, n. [LL. situatio: cf. F. situation.]
1. Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as
related to something else; position; locality site; as, a
house in a pleasant situation.

2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of
the case.

A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.
--Rogers.

3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or
relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as
of persons in a dramatic scene.

There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!
--Sheridan.

4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a
situation in a store; a situation under government.

Syn: State; position; seat; site; station; post; place;
office; condition; case; plight. See State.

Synonyms: berth, office, place, position, position, post, site, spot, state of affairs

See Also: academicianship, acceptance, accountantship, active site, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, attorneyship, bailiffship, bishopry, business, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chairmanship, challenge, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, childlessness, clerkship, commandership, complication, comptrollership, condition, conflict of interest, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, crisis, crowding, crunch, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, difficulty, directorship, discipleship, disequilibrium, editorship, eldership, element, embroilment, emirate, environment, equilibrium, exclusion, fish bowl, fishbowl, foremanship, generalship, goldfish bowl, governorship, headship, hot potato, hot seat, hotbed, how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-do, imbroglio, inclusion, incubus, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, job, judgeship, judgship, judicature, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, line, line of work, locus, locus of infection, magistracy, managership, Mexican standoff, nightmare, no-win situation, occupation, pass, picture, place, place, position, poverty trap, prison, prison house, purgatory, rejection, restriction site, scene, shoes, size, size of it, soup, state, status, status quo, strait, straits, stymie, swamp, thing, tinderbox, urgency

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