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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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For banging on his door, guards entered Jones's cell, shackled his feet, cuffed his hands in front of him, and attached his hands to his ankles with a short chain, leaving him in a fetal position on his bed for ten hours.
If you are confronted by choppy waters, go into the fetal position, hold your breath, time the wave movements and go through the entire drownproofing cycle.
According to her, the most popular sleeping position for couples is with both in the fetal position, back to back.
You'd do well to curl up in a fetal position from the get-go - it'll save you the time and effort later.
Midway, Weiner curls up in fetal position and begins to weep silently.
Since the patient may have another ultrasound scheduled in a few weeks for a complete anatomic survey, you may simply perform a rapid search for fetal position and the optimal fluid pocket.
These were patients who were in the fetal position, screaming with pain and giving themselves intravenous doses of morphine every 5 minutes," he recalls.
The ingenious living death and infantilism of narcissism, perfectly symbolized by the fetal position the naked Appelt takes in one photograph, is often replaced by the literal death embodied in the skull that Appelt has performed with and photographed - a kind of absolute form and content in one, a remarkable presence-absence he clearly identifies with.
Prison guards checked her bag and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside in the fetal position, the spokesman added.
Was he in the fetal position on the couch -- or in the rec room working on his jumper?
Apparently The Man could reach it only in what looked like a cyclone-struck Ferris wheel, since such a contraption opened the evening By slowly descending with either Ethan Stiefel or Herman Cornejo lying in it (in the fetal position, naturally).