Complete Definition of "situation"

see|Situation
English

Pronunciation
AHD|sÄ­t-joÍo-Ä'shÉn
IPA|/sɪtjuËËeɪÊÉn/
SAMPA|/sItju:"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-situation.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪÊÉn|-eɪÊÉn

Noun
en-noun

#The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.
#* 1908: w:Kenneth Grahame|Kenneth Grahame, w:The Wind in the Willows|The Wind in the Willows
#*: ...he being naturally an underground animal by birth and breeding, the situation of Badger's house exactly suited him and made him feel at home; while the Rat, who slept every night in a bedroom the windows of which opened on a breezy river, naturally felt the atmosphere still and oppressive.
#The place in which something is situated; a location.
#Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.
#The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.
#A position of employment; a post.

Related terms
situate
situated
situation comedy, sitcom

Translations
trans-top|position vis-à-vis surroundings
Finnish: t+|fi|sijainti
German: t+|de|Lage|f
Hebrew: he-translation|××ק××|mikúm m
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Russian: ÑаÑположение (raspoložénije) n, положение (položénije) n, ÑиÑÑаÑÐ¸Ñ (situácija) f
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trans-top|location
Finnish: t+|fi|sijainti
German: t+|de|Lage|f
Greek: t|el|ÏοÏοθεÏία|f|sc=Grek (topothesía)
Hebrew: he-translation|××ק××|mikúm m
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Russian: меÑÑоположение (m'estoložénije) n
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trans-top|one's status with regard to circumstances
Finnish: t+|fi|tilanne
German: t+|de|Lage|f
Greek: t|el|καÏάÏÏαÏη|f|sc=Grek (katástasi)
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Portuguese: situação f
Russian: положение (položénije) n, ÑиÑÑаÑÐ¸Ñ (situácija) f, ÑоÑÑоÑние (sostojánije) n
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trans-top|state of affairs
Czech: situace f
Finnish: t+|fi|tilanne, t-|fi|olosuhteet
German: t+|de|Situation|f
Greek: t|el|καÏάÏÏαÏη|f|sc=Grek (katástasi)
Hebrew: he-translation|×צ×|matsáv m
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Portuguese: situação f
Russian: ÑиÑÑаÑÐ¸Ñ (situácija) f
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trans-top|position of employment
Finnish: t+|fi|työpaikka, t+|fi|tehtävä, t+|fi|asema
German: t+|de|Stellung|f
Greek: t|el|θέÏη εÏγαÏίαÏ|f|sc=Grek (thési ergasías)
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Russian: t+|ru|положение|n|trpoložénije|scCyrl
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|حاÙØ© IPAchar|(ħála) f
ttbc|Chinese: ææ³, æåµ (qíngkuàng)
ttbc|Dutch: situatie f, ligging f, toestand m
ttbc|French: situation f
ttbc|Hungarian: helyzet
ttbc|Italian: situazione f
ttbc|Japanese: ç¶æ (jÅtai)
ttbc|Korean: ìí© (chenghang), ì²ì§ (cheoji)
ttbc|Portuguese: situação f
ttbc|Spanish: situación f
ttbc|Swedish: situation c
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References
Source for the definitions:
*Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 1 (accessed: March 10, 2007).


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/sitÉ¥asjÉÌ/
SAMPA|/sitHasjO~/

Noun
situation f (plural: situations)

  1. situation

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