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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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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.
Sweet says the fetal position, sleeping on your side with head and shoulders curled in and knees pulled up, shows innocence and trust.
Midway, Weiner curls up in fetal position and begins to weep silently.
Fetal position changes frequently, allowing evaluation from multiple angles and, when necessary, the position can be changed more easily using the vaginal probe and a hand on the abdomen, Dr.
"These were patients who were in the fetal position, screaming with pain and giving themselves intravenous doses of morphine every 5 minutes," he recalls.
Since most of their time in the gerichair is spent staring at the ceiling in their room (and then at their own knee caps because of their fetal position), they became disoriented.
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.
After Don's encounter with Peggy, he lies back down on the couch in a fetal position, bringing his "baby cry" full circle.
Prison guards checked her bag and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside in the fetal position, the spokesman added.
A plaintive program note from her explained that "Heaven," despite its title, is really set "in a spiritual place, between life and death." 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).