A place or location. The right or appropriate place: The bands are in position for the parade's start. A strategic area occupied by members of a force: The troops took up positions along the river. The way in which something is placed: the position of the clock's hands. The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position. An advantageous place or location: jockeys maneuvering for position. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances: in a position to bargain. A point of view or attitude on a certain question: the mayor's position on taxes. Social standing or status; rank. A post of employment; a job. Sports The area for which a particular player is responsible. The arrangement of the pieces or cards at any particular time in a game such as chess, checkers, or bridge. The act or process of positing. A principle or proposition posited. A commitment to buy or sell a given amount of securities or commodities. The amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution. The ownership status of a person's or institution's investments. To put in place or position. To determine the position of; locate.