Situation 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case. [1913 Webster]

A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

3. Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene. [1913 Webster]

There's situation for you! there's an heroic group! --Sheridan. [1913 Webster]

4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government. [1913 Webster]

Syn: State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See {State}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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