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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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The 2 groups also differed on the time to complete the first 5 m of the course, where subjects rose from the prone position to sprint 30 m.
A special hostage target, presenting the hostage taker's head at six different angles, was engaged from the prone position, with a shot on each of the five acceptable targets.
Concerning the MVICs of the MF and ES, manual resistance was exerted to the posterior aspect of the scapula while the subjects lay in the prone position with their legs strapped to the table to prevent them from moving.
After 20 minutes in the prone position, the study was complete and surgery commenced.
Because force is transmitted horizontally into the client, the supine position does not allow for body weight to be used as the prone position does.
HOW TO DO IT: Lie in the prone position, face and body facing the floor and lower the body using the arms.
Prone positioning is associated with a lower heart rate, except during sleep, when higher and less variable heart rates were observed in the prone position compared to the supine position.
So, if we accept that proning is important for our toughest cases, when in the course of ARDS should the prone position be used?
He said the last time he saw Gasol he was in a prone position on the trainer's table.