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Position

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.

Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.

position

The ownership status of a person's or an institution's investments. For example, a person may own 500 shares of Sun Microsystems, 350 shares of Boeing, and a $10,000 principal amount of 9% bonds due in 2001. See also long position, short position.

position

To buy or sell securities in order to establish a net long or a net short position. Also called take a position.
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National Council of Teachers of English Position Statement, 1985 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998-2005,<http://www.
The English position is of course radically different: the French equivalent to the English Catholic is the Huguenot.
Alerted to the whereabouts of the English by the shouts of some soldiers who had flushed a stag from the woods, the French forces caught their adversaries completely by surprise and overran English positions before their vaunted archers could dismount and position their bows.