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Explanation of situation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a job in an organization

    2. physical position in relation to the surroundings

    3. a condition or position in which you find yourself

    4. the unpleasant situation ( or position ) of having to choose between two evils
      found herself in a very fortunate situation
    5. the general state of things

    6. the present international situation is dangerous
      eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt
    7. a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

    8. the dangerous situation developed suddenly
      that's quite a situation
      no human situation is simple

    Definition of situation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Situation n. [LL. situatio: cf. F. situation.]
      1. 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. Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

      A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity. Rogers.

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

      There's situation for you! there's an heroic group! Sheridan.

      4. Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, “a situation in a store; a situation under government”.

      Syn. -- State; position; seat; site; station; post; place; office; condition; case; plight. See State.