1. The general state of things;
    The combination of circumstances at a given time (synset 113950416)
    "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"
  2. A condition or position in which you find yourself (synset 113948785)
    "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
  3. A complex or critical or unusual difficulty (synset 114434647)
    "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
  4. Physical position in relation to the surroundings (synset 108640525)
    "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
  5. A job in an organization (synset 100587299)
    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

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