positional

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

Definition of positional

1 :of, relating to, or fixed by position
  • positional astronomy
2 :involving little movement
  • positional warfare
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

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First Known Use of positional

circa 1560


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positional

adjective

Definition of positional for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the position of someone or something


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