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positional

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adjective po·si·tion·al \pə-ˈzi-sh(ə-)nəl\

Simple Definition of positional

  • : relating to the position of someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of positional

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or fixed by position <positional astronomy>

  2. 2 :  involving little movement <positional warfare>

  3. 3 :  dependent on position or environment or context <the front-articulated \k\ in \kē\ key and the back-articulated \k\ in \kül\ cool are positional variants>

positionally adverb

1571

First Known Use of positional

1571


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