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situation



noun
1. the general state of things;
the combination of circumstances at a given time (Freq. 66)
- 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
Syn:
state of affairs
Hypernyms:
state
Hyponyms:
absurd, the absurd, acceptance, ballgame, new ballgame,
challenge, childlessness, complication, crowding, disequilibrium, element,
environment, equilibrium, exclusion, goldfish bowl, fish bowl, fishbowl,
hotbed, inclusion, intestacy, picture, scene, prison,
prison, rejection, size, size of it, square one,
status quo, thing
2. a condition or position in which you find yourself (Freq. 18)
- the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
- found herself in a very fortunate situation
Syn:
position
Hypernyms:
condition, status
Hyponyms:
place, shoes, poverty trap, soup, stymie, stymy
3. a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
- the dangerous situation developed suddenly
- that's quite a situation
- no human situation is simple
Hypernyms:
difficulty
Hyponyms:
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. physical position in relation to the surroundings
- the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides
Syn:
site
Derivationally related forms:
situate
Hypernyms:
position, place
Hyponyms:
active site, close quarters, locus, locus of infection, restriction site,
antigenic determinant, determinant, epitope
5. a job in an organization
- he occupied a post in the treasury
Syn:
position, post, berth, office, spot,
billet, place
Derivationally related forms:
place (for: place), officiate (for: office), post (for: post)
Hypernyms:
occupation, business, job, line of work, line
Hyponyms:
academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship,
apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry,
episcopate, 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, foremanship, generalship, generalcy,
governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship,
internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legation,
legateship, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature,
managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship,
moderatorship, overlordship, pastorship, pastorate, peasanthood, plum,
praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature,
premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship,
proconsulship, proconsulate, proctorship, professorship, chair, protectorship,
public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorship, rectorate, regency,
residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigniory, seigneury,
feudal lordship, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship,
studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship,
tribuneship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship,
wardership, womanhood

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