Definition of situation
2 archaic : state of health
4 : position with respect to conditions and circumstances
5a : relative position or combination of circumstances at a certain momentb : a critical, trying, or unusual state of affairs : problemc : a particular or striking complex of affairs at a stage in the action of a narrative or drama
Examples of situation in a sentence
He's in a bad situation.
You may find yourself in a situation where you lose control of the vehicle.
How is your financial situation?
I'm worried about the current political situation.
My parents are retired and in a good situation.
I have a situation that I have to deal with at the moment.
The house is in a wonderful situation overlooking the valley.
First Known Use of situation
SITUATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of situation for English Language Learners
: all of the facts, conditions, and events that affect someone or something at a particular time and in a particular place
: an important or sudden problem
: a place or location
SITUATION Defined for Kids
Definition of situation for Students
Medical Definition of situation
1: the way in which something is placed in relation to its surroundings
2: the total set of physical, social, and psychocultural factors that act upon an individual in orienting and conditioning his or her behavior
3: relative position or combination of circumstances at a particular moment
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