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situation

 
Noun situation has 5 senses
  1. situation, state of affairs - 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
    --1 is a kind of state
    --1 has particulars:
     acceptance; ballgame, new ballgame; challenge; childlessness; complication; crowding; disequilibrium; element; environment; equilibrium; exclusion; goldfish bowl, fish bowl, fishbowl; hotbed; inclusion; picture, scene; prison, prison house; rejection; size, size of it; square one; status quo; thing
  2. situation, position - 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"
    --2 is a kind of condition, status
    --2 has particulars: place, shoes; poverty trap; soup; stymie
  3. situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
    --3 is a kind of
    difficulty
    --3 has particulars:
     conflict of interest; crisis; crunch; hornet's nest, hornets' nest; hot potato; how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-do; imbroglio, embroilment; Mexican standoff; nightmare, incubus; no-win situation; pass, strait, straits; purgatory; swamp; time bomb, ticking bomb; tinderbox; urgency; deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstill; quicksand
  4. site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
    --4 is a kind of position, place
    --4 has particulars: active site; locus; locus of infection; restriction site
    Derived form: verb situate1
  5. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    --5 is a kind of occupation, business, job, line of work, line
    --5 has particulars:
     academicianship; accountantship; admiralty; ambassadorship; apostleship; apprenticeship; attorneyship; bailiffship; bishopry; cadetship; caliphate; captainship, captaincy; cardinalship; chairmanship; chancellorship; chaplaincy, chaplainship; chieftaincy, chieftainship; clerkship; commandership, commandery; comptrollership; consulship; controllership; councillorship, councilorship; counselorship, counsellorship; curacy; curatorship; custodianship; deanship, deanery; directorship; discipleship; editorship; eldership; emirate; fatherhood; fatherhood; foremanship; generalship; governorship; headship; headship; hot seat; incumbency; inspectorship; instructorship; internship; judgship, judgeship, judicature; khanate; lectureship; legation, legateship; legislatorship; librarianship; lieutenancy; magistracy, magistrature; managership; manhood; marshalship; mastership; mayoralty; messiahship; moderatorship; overlordship; pastorship, pastorate; peasanthood; praetorship; precentorship; preceptorship; prefecture; prelacy, prelature; premiership; presidency, presidentship; primateship; principalship; priorship; proconsulship, proconsulate; proctorship; professorship, chair; protectorship; public office; receivership; regency; residency; rulership; sainthood; secretaryship; senatorship; sinecure; solicitorship; speakership; stewardship; studentship; teachership; thaneship; throne; treasurership; tribuneship; viceroyship; viziership; wardenship; wardership; womanhood
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