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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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Yet here the causee is not demoted to an oblique position. The expression of direct causation would therefore favor the expression of the causee as an object, while indirect causation would favor its demotion as an oblique.
With the patient in an oblique position, VCUG images obtained during voiding revealed a TURP defect.
3.) To perform the projection, place the patient's arm in internal rotation with the affected side held in a 45 [degrees] posterior oblique position. Direct the central ray through the glenohumeral joint at a 45 [degrees] angle toward the feet.
Its aim is to provide evidence for a particular type of syntactic reanalysis which is likely to have contributed to the establishment of you as a universal form of the second person pronoun in both subject and oblique positions.
The sensor head is not affected by spatial orientation, so it can be used in table-top, upright and oblique positions. Response and turnaround times are fast, as well--images can be examined on a preview monitor in a matter of a few seconds, and the sensor can be exposed at 6-second cycles.
Next, students learn how to, hold the bamboo brush in the vertical and oblique positions for a variety of strokes.

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