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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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Speed, acceleration, lateral position and gaps maintained by vehicles under different traffic conditions are the key data extracted from the corrected trajectories.
In conclusion, this paper has indicated that the intraoperative lateral position during Kuntscher intramedullary nail insertion can be complicated by brachial plexus traction injury.
In neurocritical care, position may have an important influence on intracranial hemodynamics, and in this study, we observed that the lateral position may have the most adverse affect on intracranial physiology.
Data from that study were then used by another investigator to determine the equivalent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) required to cause the same effect on standard deviation of lateral position as 10 or 20 mg of zolpidem 4 hours after administration.
Furthermore, obesity may preclude supine hip arthroscopy because of the insufficient length of the instruments to traverse the soft tissues; however, a lateral position could allow for the procedure.
In addition to azimuth beading, the system provides real-time measurements of tool face roll position, pitch, transmitter temperature and computed depth and lateral position.
Electronystagmography detected nystagmus in the left lateral position.
Banasik JL, Emerson RJ: Effect of lateral position on arterial and venous blood gases in postoperative cardiac surgery patients.
Thomas first sensed there was a problem when he couldn't get an interview for the lateral position of chief border patrol agent.
The patient was placed in the left lateral position and correct placement of the Fogarty catheter was confirmed fibreoptically.
This becomes significant with acute dislocations, as several investigators have argued that avulsion of this ligament can also result in detachment of the distal origin of the VMO, with displacement to a more superior and lateral position, ultimately changing its direction of pull.

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