Location vs. Position

Location vs. Position — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Location and Position

Locationnoun

The act or process of locating

Location of the lost hikers took two days.

Positionnoun

A place or location.

Locationnoun

A place where something is or could be located; a site.

Positionnoun

The right or appropriate place

The bands are in position for the parade's start.

Locationnoun

A site away from a studio at which part or all of a movie is shot

filming a Western on location in the Mexican desert.

Positionnoun

A strategic area occupied by members of a force

The troops took up positions along the river.

Locationnoun

A tract of land that has been surveyed and marked off.

Positionnoun

The way in which something is placed

the position of the clock's hands.

Locationnoun

A particular point or place in physical space.

Positionnoun

The arrangement of body parts; posture

a standing position.

Locationnoun

An act of locating.

Positionnoun

In ballet, any of the five arrangements of the arms and feet in which the legs are turned out from the pelvis.

Locationnoun

(South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.

Positionnoun

An advantageous place or location

jockeys maneuvering for position.

Locationnoun

(legal) A leasing on rent.

Positionnoun

A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances

in a position to bargain.

Locationnoun

A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.

Positionnoun

A point of view or attitude on a certain question

the mayor's position on taxes.

Locationnoun

The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.

Positionnoun

Social standing or status; rank.

Locationnoun

a point or extent in space

Positionnoun

A post of employment; a job.

Locationnoun

the act of putting something in a certain place or location

Positionnoun

(Sports) The area for which a particular player is responsible.

Locationnoun

a determination of the location of something;

he got a good fix on the target

Positionnoun

The arrangement of the pieces or cards at any particular time in a game such as chess, checkers, or bridge.

Positionnoun

The act or process of positing.

Positionnoun

A principle or proposition posited.

Positionnoun

A commitment to buy or sell a given amount of securities or commodities.

Positionnoun

The amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.

Positionnoun

The ownership status of a person's or institution's investments.

Positionverb

To put in place or position.

Positionverb

To determine the position of; locate.

Positionnoun

A place or location.

Positionnoun

A post of employment; a job.

Positionnoun

A status or rank.

Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.

Positionnoun

An opinion, stand, or stance.

My position on this issue is unchanged.

Positionnoun

A posture.

Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.

Positionnoun

(team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

Stop running all over the field and play your position!

Positionnoun

(finance) An amount of securities, commodities, or other financial instruments held by a person, firm, or institution.

Positionnoun

(finance) A commitment, or a group of commitments, such as options or futures, to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price.Position (finance)

Positionnoun

(arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.

Positionnoun

(chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.

Positionverb

To put into place.

Positionnoun

the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object;

he put the lamp back in its place

Positionnoun

a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Positionnoun

a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;

consider what follows from the positivist view

Positionnoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

he assumed an attitude of surrender

Positionnoun

the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;

he had the status of a minorthe novel attained the status of a classicatheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Positionnoun

a job in an organization;

he occupied a post in the treasury

Positionnoun

the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;

the position of the hands on the clockhe specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

Positionnoun

the appropriate or customary location;

the cars were in position

Positionnoun

(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;

what position does he play?

Positionnoun

the act of putting something in a certain place or location

Positionnoun

a condition or position in which you find yourself;

the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evilsfound herself in a very fortunate situation

Positionnoun

an item on a list or in a sequence;

in the second placemoved from third to fifth position

Positionnoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Positionnoun

an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;

there are two sides to every question

Positionnoun

the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another;

can you go in my stead?took his placein lieu of

Positionnoun

the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Positionverb

cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Positionverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

Put your things hereSet the tray downSet the dogs on the scent of the missing childrenPlace emphasis on a certain point