Position vs Station - What's the difference?

position | station |


As nouns the difference between position and station

is that position is while station is station.

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.

    Synonyms

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    Statistics

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    station

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
  • * 1646 , Sir (Thomas Browne), (Pseudodoxia Epidemica) , III.5:
  • (label) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
  • A stopping place.
  • # A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
  • # A ground transportation depot.
  • # A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
  • #* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • "Meanwhile, lest anything should really be amiss, or any malefactor seek to escape by the back, you and the boy must go round the corner with a pair of good sticks and take your post at the laboratory door. We give you ten minutes, to get to your stations ."
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./1/2
  • , passage=He walked. To the corner of Hamilton Place and Picadilly, and there stayed for a while, for it is a romantic station by night. The vague and careless rain looked like threads of gossamer silver passing across the light of the arc-lamps.}}
  • # (label) A gas station, service station.
  • #* 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • A place where workers are stationed.
  • # An official building from which police or firefighters operate.
  • # A place where one performs a task or where one is on call to perform a task.
  • # A military base.
  • # A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
  • # A very large sheep or cattle farm.
  • #* 1890 , ,
  • There was movement at the station , for the word had passed around, / that the colt from old Regret had got away,
  • #* 1993 , Kay Walsh, Joy W. Hooton, Dowker, L. O.'', entry in ''Australian Autobiographical Narratives: 1850-1900 , page 69,
  • Tiring of sheep, he took work on cattle stations', mustering cattle on vast unfenced holdings, and looking for work ‘n-gg-r-bossing’, or supervising Aboriginal ' station hands.
  • #* 2003 , Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, Rough Guide to Australia , page 654,
  • The romance of the gritty station owner in a crumpled Akubra, his kids educated from the remote homestead by the School of the Air, while triple-trailer road trains drag tornadoes of dust across the plains, creates a stirring idea of the modern-day pioneer battling against the elemental Outback.
  • One of the Stations of the Cross.
  • The Roman Catholic fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.
  • A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  • Standing; rank; position.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The greater part have kept, I see, / Their station .
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • they in France of the best rank and station
  • A broadcasting entity.
  • (label) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  • (label) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
  • The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  • (label) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  • Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  • * (1656-1715)
  • By spending this day [Sunday] in religious exercises, we acquire new strength and resolution to perform God's will in our several stations the week following.

    Synonyms

    * (broadcasting entity) (that broadcasts television) channel * (ground transport depot) sta (abbreviation) * (military base) base, military base * (large sheep or cattle farm) farm, ranch

    Derived terms

    * base station * battle station * broadcast station, broadcast-station * bus station * cattle station * coach station * docking station * filling station * fire station * fuel station * fueling station, fuelling station * gas station * guard station * hill station * hydrogen station * listening station * metro station * mobile station, mobile-station * motor station * outstation * petrol filling station * petrol station * PlayStation, Playstation * police station * polling station * power station * pull station * radar station * radio station, radio-station * railroad station * railway station * relay station * service station * sheep station * space station, spacestation, space-station * substation * subway station * state * stationary * station bill * station break * station hand * stationmaster * station sedan * Stations of the Cross * station throat * station wagon, station-wagon * stationward * substation * subway station * television station, television-station, TV station * total station * train station * Tube station * underground station * urination station * voting station * way station, waystation * weigh station * work station, workstation

    References

    * (Newfoundland station)

    Verb

    (en-verb) (transitive)
  • To put in place to perform a task.
  • The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
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  • The Costa Rican's lofted corner exposed Arsenal's own problems with marking, and Berbatov, stationed right in the middle of goal, only needed to take a gentle amble back to find the space to glance past Vito Mannone
  • To put in place to perform military duty.
  • They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.