What does situation mean?

Definitions for situation
ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃənsit·u·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. situation, state of affairsnoun

    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, positionnoun

    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. situationnoun

    a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

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

  4. site, situationnoun

    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, situationnoun

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

Wiktionary

  1. situationnoun

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

  2. situationnoun

    The place in which something is situated; a location.

  3. situationnoun

    Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

  4. situationnoun

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

  5. situationnoun

    A position of employment; a post.

  6. situationnoun

    A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Situationnoun

    Etymology: from situate; situation, French.

    Prince Cesarini has a palace in a pleasant situation, and set off with many beautiful walks. Joseph Addison, Italy.

    Though this is a situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity in human life, yet this is by no means fit to be the subject of all men’s petitions to God. John Rogers, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Situationnoun

    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. Situationnoun

    position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case

  3. Situationnoun

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

  4. Situationnoun

    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

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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

Examples of situation in a Sentence

  1. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    Because of today's emergency situation on the Hungarian border, Austria and Germany agree in this case to a continuation of the refugees' journey into their countries.

  2. Ravina Shamdasani:

    It is crucial that all sides exercise restraint and work to resolve the political impasse in a peaceful manner and to avoid the situation from spiraling out of control.

  3. Getty Images/Reuters -RRB- Sanders:

    It's not only those two, it is 50 Republicans who have been adamant not only in pushing an anti-Democratic agenda but also opposing our efforts to try to lower the costs of prescription drugs, trying to expand Medicare to include dental, hearing and eyeglasses, to improve the disastrous situation in home health care, in child care, to address the existential threat of climate change. You got 50 Republicans who don’t want to do anything, except criticize the president.

  4. Jock Clear:

    Someone of James Allison caliber is not going to go unnoticed, but the fact is Ferrari has to move forward and we have to make the most of this situation as it is... he will be missed.

  5. James Nixey:

    This is in my view a rather deft piece of standing one's ground in the wider political situation.

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Translations for situation

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  • 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
  • 情況Chinese

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