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Princeton's WordNet

  1. positionaladjective

    of or relating to or determined by position


  1. positionaladjective

    Relating to the position of something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Positionaladjective

    Respecting position.

    Etymology: from position.

    The leaves of cataputia or spurge plucked upwards or downwards, performing their operations by purge or vomit; as old wives still do preach, is a strange conceit, ascribing unto plants positional operations. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. positional

    Positional notation (or place-value notation, or positional numeral system) usually denotes the extension to any base of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system (or decimal system). More generally, a positional system is a numeral system in which the contribution of a digit to the value of a number is the value of the digit multiplied by a factor determined by the position of the digit. In early numeral systems, such as Roman numerals, a digit has only one value: I means one, X means ten and C a hundred (however, the value may be negated if placed before another digit). In modern positional systems, such as the decimal system, the position of the digit means that its value must be multiplied by some value: in 555, the three identical symbols represent five hundreds, five tens, and five units, respectively, due to their different positions in the digit string. The Babylonian numeral system, base 60, was the first positional system to be developed, and its influence is present today in the way time and angles are counted in tallies related to 60, such as 60 minutes in an hour and 360 degrees in a circle. Today, the Hindu–Arabic numeral system (base ten) is the most commonly used system globally. However, the binary numeral system (base two) is used in almost all computers and electronic devices because it is easier to implement efficiently in electronic circuits. Systems with negative base, complex base or negative digits have been described. Most of them do not require a minus sign for designating negative numbers. The use of a radix point (decimal point in base ten), extends to include fractions and allows representing any real number with arbitrary accuracy. With positional notation, arithmetical computations are much simpler than with any older numeral system; this led to the rapid spread of the notation when it was introduced in western Europe.


  1. positional

    Positional generally refers to being related to or determined by a particular position, location, or arrangement in space. It pertains to the spatial or sequential relations of things or the arrangement of properties in certain places. This term is used in various fields such as mathematics, game theory, computer science, and sports, having slightly different implications in each.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Positionaladjective

    of or pertaining to position

Anagrams for positional »

  1. isopointal

  2. spoliation

  3. spoilation

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of positional in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of positional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Serhiy Haidai:

    The situation remains difficult. Fighting continues, but unfortunately, most of the city is under Russian control. Some positional battles are taking place in the streets.

  2. Tim Edwards:

    Positional asphyxiation is what we believe was the most likely cause of death.

  3. Salvation Army EMS:

    Those claims are false, and they distort the very goal of our work, the truth is that The Salvation Army believes that racism is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity, and we are called to work toward a world where all people are loved, accepted, and valued. Our positional statement on racism makes this clear.

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