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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.
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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.
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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 patients with LBP demonstrated a tendency to activate their trunk (global mobilizer and local stabilizer) muscles to higher %MVIC levels during the BSE than during the BBE, followed by the NBE, in the supine and prone positions. These results verify the theory that the use of an unstable surface may increase the activation of global and local trunk muscles during bridging exercises in the supine and prone positions.
In stage three the patient is rolled into a prone position. The two receiving personnel are described as grasping the bed sheet with one hand (to control the roll), while the other hand is used to resist the momentum of the patient by opposing the shoulder and the thigh.
Six patients received metaraminol, 0.5 mg intravenously, to treat SBP <85 mmHg during the study (two during the supine position alone, one during the prone position alone and three in both positions).
Modified supine versus prone position in percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones treatable with a single percutaneous access: a prospective randomized trial.
The supine hammock position was associated with a significantly higher neuromuscular maturity score than the prone position and a more relaxed condition, as expressed by a significantly lower heart and respiratory rate.
Moving it to the armrest in the prone position lowered it 18.45 mm, allowing it to dangle in the prone position lowered it 15.45 mm, placing the arms at the side elevated the IAS 10.4 mm, placing the arms in the fully abducted position lowered the IAS 12.75 mm, and finally putting the arms in what we called "chicken-wing position" raised the IAS 18.70 mm.
* In the third phase, shooters are given 10 minutes to fire ten shots at 600 yards in the prone position.
After the first case, mean procedure time was 70 minutes--about 25 minutes less than procedures done in the prone position.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate C[O.sub.2] insuflation as an aid to deflate and retract the lung during thoracoscopic anterior release and fusion in the prone position. Dual lumen intubation had been the standard method for this, but adds significant time to the case.
Given the urban nature of the contemporary operational environment, the kneeling position offers a good compromise between the stability of the prone position and the ability to engage quickly, as from the standing mode.
* Officers should avoid placing subjects in the prone position if at all possible.