Circumscription vs Position - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between circumscription and position

is that circumscription is the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed while position is a place or location.

As a verb position is

to put into place.

circumscription

Noun

(en noun)
  • the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  • anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  • (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system.
  • The circumscription in the APG system of the family'' Malvaceae ''includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae.
  • An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries.
  • position

    Noun

  • (en noun) (abbreviated as posish )
  • A place or location.
  • A post of employment; a job.
  • A status or rank.
  • Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.
  • An opinion, stand or stance.
  • My position on this issue is unchanged.
  • A posture.
  • Stand in this position , with your arms at your side.
  • (team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.
  • Stop running all over the field and play your position !
  • (finance) An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm or institution.
  • Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position .
  • (arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error .
  • (chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.
  • Derived terms

    * anatomical position * assume the position * body position * bubble position * closed position * cowgirl position * developmental position * eccentric position * emergency position indicating radio beacon * fetal position * fielding position * Fowler's position * hinge position * human position * lithotomy position * long position * lotus position * midsinoary position * naked position * net position * neutral position * occlusal position * open position * overnight position * pole position * positional * position effect * position limit * position paper * position sense * position trader * position trading * preferred position * prone position * protrusive position * qualifying position * recovery position * reposition * sacroanterior position * sex position * short position * Sims' position * statutory position * take a position * Trendelenburg position * Yoga position

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put into place.
  • * 26 June 2012 , Simon Bowers in The Guardian, Tax crackdowns threaten Channel Islands' haven status [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/26/tax-crackdowns-threaten-channel-islands]
  • While other small nations with large banking sectors, such as Iceland and Ireland, have been undone by their reckless lending practices, the debt-free Channel Islands have always positioned themselves as dependable repositories of riches.

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