What does situation mean?

Definitions for situationˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word situation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. situation, state of affairs(noun)

    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

  2. situation, position(noun)

    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"

  3. situation(noun)

    a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

    "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"

  4. site, situation(noun)

    physical position in relation to the surroundings

    "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

  5. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

Wiktionary

  1. situation(Noun)

    The way in which something is positioned vis-u00E0-vis its surroundings.

  2. situation(Noun)

    The place in which something is situated; a location.

  3. situation(Noun)

    Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

  4. situation(Noun)

    The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

  5. situation(Noun)

    A position of employment; a post.

  6. situation(Noun)

    A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Situation(noun)

    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. Situation(noun)

    position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case

  3. Situation(noun)

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

  4. Situation(noun)

    permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government

Freebase

  1. Situation

    Situation is a Juno-nominated album by Buck 65 released on October 30, 2007.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'situation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #641

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'situation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #504

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'situation' in Nouns Frequency: #186

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of situation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of situation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Conklin:

    It's not the situation... It's your reaction to the situation.

  2. Frederick W. Robertson:

    It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.

  3. England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe:

    It's a very volatile situation. It's a very fluid situation. It is a very dangerous situation.

  4. Miguel Diaz:

    We now have people in the highest offices of the Catholic Church who understand the situation in Cuba, the situation in Latin America, and who also understand the need for a different roadmap to lasting peace.

  5. John Herschel Glenn, Jr.:

    Humans always have fear of an unknown situation -- this is normal. The important thing is what we do about it. If fear is permitted to become a paralyzing thing that interferes with proper action, then it is harmful. The best antidote to fear is to know all we can about a situation.

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Translations for situation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حَالَة, مَوْقِع, حالةArabic
  • хәл, урын, торош, урынлашыуBashkir
  • месцазнахо́джаннеBelarusian
  • পরিস্থিতিBengali
  • situace, poloha, místoCzech
  • Situation, Lage, Platz, Zustand, Stellung, OrtGerman
  • κατάσταση, θέση, τοποθεσίαGreek
  • nivel, localización, estado, puesto, situación, ubicaciónSpanish
  • موقعیت, وضعیتPersian
  • tilanne, olot, olosuhteet, tehtävä, sijainti, asema, työpaikkaFinnish
  • localisation, situation, emploi, poste, lieuFrench
  • suidheachadhScottish Gaelic
  • מיקום, מצבHebrew
  • állás, helyzet, körülmények, viszonyok, hely, fekvés, munkaalkalomHungarian
  • 情況, 状況, 場所, 状態, 情勢, 境遇, 位置Japanese
  • სიტუაციაGeorgian
  • 위치, 상황, 상태, 장소Korean
  • stāvoklis, situācijaLatvian
  • situatieDutch
  • pozycja, położenie, sytuacjaPolish
  • posição, situação, localizaçãoPortuguese
  • posturi, poziție, stare, etapă, situație, stadiu, situare, localizare, postRomanian
  • ситуа́ция, местоположе́ние, пози́ция, состоя́ние, положе́ние, расположе́ние, обстано́вка, до́лжность, местонахожде́ниеRussian
  • situation, läge, plats, ställning, tjänst, anställning, placering, statusSwedish
  • స్థితి, పరిస్థితిTelugu
  • สถานการณ์Thai
  • розташува́ння, пос́ада, стан, ситуа́ція, поло́ження, обстано́вка, місцеполо́женняUkrainian
  • địa điểm, vị tríVietnamese

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