Sit`u*a"tion(?), 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.
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