• Three Positions of Hinges
    Three Positions of Hinges
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj positioning causing to fall into line or into position
    • n positioning the act of putting something in a certain place
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Outline for arm positions, profile Outline for arm positions, profile
Outline for arm positions, full face Outline for arm positions, full face
Showing position of columns Showing position of columns
Showing position of columns and other features Showing position of columns and other features
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700 Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700


  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.”
  • James A. Froude
    “In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.”
  • Les Brown
    “Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.”


Jockey for position - If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.
Pole position - If you're in pole position, you're in the best position to win or achieve something.


In literature:

Chamberlain declined to put himself in such a position, fearing he might not be able to restrain himself.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
October 23-26 a French drive north of the Aisne won important positions including Malmaison fort.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
In this position they endeavor to lift the opponent from the sitting position on the ground.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
The French prince was not in a position to resist pressure from a powerful supporter.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
But suppose we say that the puzzle has to be solved with a piece of wood that has a bad knot in the position shown in Fig.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Briefly, then, the positive school of to-day we see thus far to be in this position.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
What was anomalous in my position had passed away with the next outward mail.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Its position indeed had become extremely precarious.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
Move screw conveyor, reverse lever 12 back to rear or reverse position, raise handle 10 on operating rod to center position.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Of course nothing quite positive could be known about Mr. Mildmay.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
These qualities enabled him to grasp at the outset the weakness of his position.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
The novice rises slowly from one degree of knowledge to another, and only few attain the higher positions.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Our gun fired a few shots in return, but was soon silenced, and we had to remove it from its position.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
The position which this French force was directed to occupy was the fort of Koiladi, an admirable position.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
No characteristic of nature which is immediately posited for knowledge by sense-awareness can be explained.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
The British admiral's position was now a difficult one.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
A little extra care should be taken in planting it as regards soil and position, in order to grow it well.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Will you accept the position?
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Consalvi positively asserts that such was not the case.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Put the head in position by bending the neck irons, place the feet in position, and tighten the nuts under the pedestal.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday

In poetry:

A place, a position, a prestige, a name,
If your first love is cold, will not save you from blame;
And the foes of the cause will exult when they find
That your spirit and purpose have sadly declined.
"To Members And Office-Bearers of Temperance Societies" by Janet Hamilton
Set the Most High before thee, and know that every thought
And every hidden imagining are to Him not hidden.
Dread the day of His wrath, and the dreadful position
Wherein is help or refuge for no creature.
"The Day Of Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
VII. If my poor little heart thou wouldst win, my wild rover,
First give me of safety some positive token ;
For to tell you the truth, my too vehement lover,
My fear is, my poor little HEAD will be broken.
"L'Amante Furioso" by Sydney Owenson
Then General Stewart took up a good position on a slope,
Where he guessed the enemy could not with him cope,
Where he knew the rebels must advance,
All up hill and upon open ground, which was his only chance.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall
The enemy's position could be seen in the distance far away
But the brave heroes marched on without delay —
Whilst the enemy's banners floated in the air,
And dark swarms of men were scattered near by there.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall
For the wedding-party began to weary for some music,
And they all came out to look for old Dick,
And on top of the hut they found him fiddling away,
And they released him from his dangerous position without delay.
"Saved" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Dodgers' most heralded position player, appears to have aggravated his left hamstring again.
Third-base coach Aguayo's aggressiveness cost N.Y. Luis Aguayo has been a quiet part as the Mets' third-base coach, which is just how you want the position to be.
Positive-pressure greenhouses fulfill research station's need.
Positive-pressure cooling keeps harmful insects away from valuable germplasm.
Positively impacts chilled-water system, tonnage output.
Chairman and company founder Michael Evans will return to the positions of president and CEO, the company said.
The new upgrade adds a DVI signal scaler with region of interest (ROI) position parameters.
Correction to This Article Earlier versions of this article misstated Mohammad Akhter 's position at the Howard University College of Medicine.
The Olympic weightlifting competition has been hit by three new doping cases on the eve of the Games after two Turks and an Albanian tested positive for banned substances.
A first quarter with positive sales and comps plus a narrower net loss are helping Duck-wall- Alco set the pace as the regional discounter plans to launch its new ecommerce business and expand its store presence into new markets.
Joe Alcoholic Beverage Board Position Filled.
Different positions and different personalities prevented it.
Matthew Fox resigns 2-year position as CEO at Alexian Village.
With most, the distance from the machine's reference position (commonly called the zero return position) to the program zero point must be determined for each axis.
It has integrated point-to-point positioning for up to 15 position destinations, and stores the corresponding travel profiles in the inverter.

In science:

If m is even, then A always has H-eigenvalues. A is positive definite (positive semidefinite) if and only if al l of its H-eigenvalues are positive (nonnegative). (e).
The Spectral Theory of Tensors (Rough Version)
The accuracy on the position of the sources, estimated from absolute positional accuracies of the calibrators observed, is ∼0.03(cid:48)(cid:48) . (2) Deconvolved sizes and position angles of the sources (from the modeling of our SMA visibilities, see Fig. 2.).
Sub-arcsecond SMA observations of the prototype Class 0 object VLA1623 at 1.3 mm: A single protostar with a structured outflow cavity ?
We have two walks, A and B coupled to each other, with A starting at position 0 and B at position b, which, w.l.o.g, we shall assume is positive.
The Cover Time of Random Walks on Graphs
Note: As a natural generalization, we can define V-positive Definite functions ( in the spirit of Bochner—Herglotz’s Theorem ). These could be called Corner Positive Definite functions, Lattice positive definite functions etc.
Finite / Countable State Space Stochastic Processes : Point Processes: Characterization of Associated Auto-Correlation Functions:
By the definition of Uz in (79) and the positivity of (80) and (79) for positive z (being variances of Gaussian random variables) it is clear that it suffices to bound WN ,z (a, t) for real, positive z , since for negative real parts of z the boundedness of WN ,z (a, t) is obvious.
Local Universality of Repulsive Particle Systems and Random Matrices
Let k ∈ Q+ be a positive rational number, n ∈ Z+ a positive integer that satisfies kn ∈ Z+ and d ∈ Z+ a positive integer that satisfies 1 ≤ d ≤ n and kd ∈ Z+ .
Matchings in Random Biregular Bipartite Graphs
Suppose that the last position update received from a bus corresponds to position B I (Figure 8), and the position update received just now corresponds to position B F. We discuss the actions of the link updater algorithm for this example.
Implementation of a Real Time Passenger Information System
FCRM with edge weights or causalities from the set {0, 1} will be called as positive FCRMs. We can have mixed simple-positive or positive simple FCRMs. In such case one component will be simple other positive and vice versa.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Definition Let E1, …, En be a collection of positive connection matrices associated with positive FCMs on the same set of t-nodes i.e., each Ei is a t  t positive matrix, 1  i  n.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Define the position of the barrier as the position of the card immediately to its left, and throughout the present chapter, let Bt be the position of the barrier at time t.
Mixing time of the Card-Cyclic-to-Random shuffle
If A is a positive equality template, then every positive Horn definable relation in A is positive. (2) If A is a negative equality template, then every positive Horn definable relation in A is negative.
An Algebraic Preservation Theorem for Aleph-Zero Categorical Quantified Constraint Satisfaction
Let A be an equality template. (1) If A is negative, then QCSP(A) is in L. (2) If A is not negative but positive, then the relation P is positive Horn definable in A and QCSP(A) is NP-complete. (3) If A is neither negative nor positive, then the relation I is positive Horn definable in A and QCSP(A) is coNP-hard.
An Algebraic Preservation Theorem for Aleph-Zero Categorical Quantified Constraint Satisfaction
The multiplication of a positive operator by a positive number is a positive operator.
On the Nature of Reality
As an attempt to classify positive maps between operator algebras, one of us introduced the concept of mapping cones [Stø86], which in the finite-dimensional case are closed cones of positive maps that are closed under the composition with completely positive maps.
Generation of Mapping Cones from Small Sets
These results are of interest in quantum entanglement theory, where mapping cones have been shown to play an important role [SS ˙Z09, SS12], as the cones of k -positive, k superpositive, completely positive, and completely co-positive maps all arise frequently in this setting [HHH96, Per96, HSR03, CK06, HHHH09].
Generation of Mapping Cones from Small Sets