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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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When both the patient and the causee are SAPs, the patient is indexed on the verb, while the causee is demoted to an oblique position, introduced by a preposition.
From both findings, it is recommended to start the examination in the supine position for the right kidney and in the oblique position for the left kidney with no effect on renal dimensions from the position of patients.
Suprapubic pressure is worth trying but is best applied from the oblique position rather than straight down.
To perform the projection, place the patient's arm in internal rotation with the affected side held in a 45 [degrees] posterior oblique position.
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.

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