Engelsk ordbok

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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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