English noun: situation
|1.||situation (state) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time|
|Samples||The 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.
|Synonyms||state of affairs|
|Narrower (hyponym)||absurd, 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 (state) a condition or position in which you find yourself|
|Samples||The unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils.|
Found herself in a very fortunate situation.
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|Narrower (hyponym)||place, poverty trap, shoes, soup, stymie, stymy|
|3.||situation (state) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty|
|Samples||The dangerous situation developed suddenly.|
That's quite a situation.
No human situation is simple.
|Narrower (hyponym)||conflict 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 (location) physical position in relation to the surroundings|
|Samples||The sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides.|
|Broader (hypernym)||place, position|
|Narrower (hyponym)||active site, antigenic determinant, close quarters, determinant, epitope, locus, locus of infection, restriction site|
|5.||situation (act) a job in an organization|
|Samples||He occupied a post in the treasury.|
|Synonyms||berth, billet, office, place, position, post, spot|
|Broader (hypernym)||business, job, line, line of work, occupation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||academicianship, 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|