sit·u·a·tion /ˌsɪʧəˈweʃən/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the general state of things; the combination of
circumstances at a given time; "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"- Franklin
D.Roosevelt [syn: state of affairs]
2: a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the
unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose
between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate
situation" [syn: position]
3: a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous
situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation";
"no human situation is simple"
4: physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the
sites are determined by highly specific sequences of
nucleotides" [syn: site]
5: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot,