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Engelsk navneord: situation

1. situation (om tilstand) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe present international situation is dangerous.
Wondered how such a state of affairs had come about.
Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)state of affairs

Mindre specifikke termerstate

Mere specifikke termerabsurd, acceptance, ballgame, challenge, childlessness, complication, crowding, disequilibrium, element, environment, equilibrium, exclusion, fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl, hotbed, inclusion, intestacy, new ballgame, picture, prison, prison house, rejection, scene, size, size of it, square one, status quo, the absurd, thing

2. situation (om tilstand) a condition or position in which you find yourself

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils.
Found herself in a very fortunate situation.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)position

Mindre specifikke termercondition, status

Mere specifikke termerplace, poverty trap, shoes, soup, stymie, stymy

3. situation (om tilstand) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe dangerous situation developed suddenly.
That's quite a situation.
No human situation is simple.

Mindre specifikke termerdifficulty

Mere specifikke termerconflict of interest, crisis, crunch, dead end, deadlock, embroilment, hornet's nest, hornets' nest, hot potato, how-d'ye-do, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, impasse, incubus, Mexican standoff, nightmare, no-win situation, pass, purgatory, quicksand, stalemate, standstill, strait, straits, swamp, ticking bomb, time bomb, tinderbox, urgency

4. situation (om sted) physical position in relation to the surroundings

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)site

Mindre specifikke termerplace, position

Mere specifikke termeractive site, antigenic determinant, close quarters, determinant, epitope, locus, locus of infection, restriction site

5. situation (om handling) a job in an organization

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe occupied a post in the treasury.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)berth, billet, office, place, position, post, spot

Mindre specifikke termerbusiness, job, line, line of work, occupation

Mere specifikke termeracademicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

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