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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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In addition, the change in anatomical position of the palp observed in animals that had not undergone the sixth molt is indicative that the differentiation of the copulatory organs begins concomitantly with spermatogenesis in the testis.
Calculations from his technique indicate that relative to the tibia the talus plantar flexes 98[degrees] from anatomical position in female dancers and 95[degrees] in male dancers.
The combined IVC trunk then traversed the normal retro hepatic route before passing through the diaphragm in to the right atrium in normal anatomical position.
We know it was disarticulated when it was buried because the bones weren't preserved in correct anatomical position," Myers said.
Neck range of motion (ROM) was measured for neck flexion, lateral flexion and extension beginning in the anatomical position.
Doctors, physical therapists and other medical professionals agree that the best mattress should conform to the sleeper's weight and shape, support the musculoskeletal structure in the correct anatomical position and, above all, control pressure.
To put the liver in anatomical position, wooden stand which had a long and tapering wooden stick, fixed to a plain wooden platform was taken.
Similarly, computed tomographic scans may reveal an abnormal anatomical position for the gallbladder, as well as wall thickening and pericholecystic fluid.
By connecting the illumination system to a microscope and combining it with video tracking, the researchers are able to track and record the behavior of freely moving animals, while maintaining the lighting in the intended anatomical position.
The SleepRite center and surrounding pillow cradle the head and support the neck in its natural anatomical position.

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