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Engelsk substantiv: 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)state of affairs


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkstate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkabsurd, 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)position


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcondition, status


Mere spesifikke uttrykkplace, 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 spesifikke uttrykkdifficulty


Mere spesifikke uttrykkconflict 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)site


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkplace, position


Mere spesifikke uttrykkactive 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.


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbusiness, job, line, line of work, occupation


Mere spesifikke uttrykkacademicianship, 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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