standard position


Definition of standard position

: the position of an angle with its vertex at the origin of a rectangular-coordinate system and its initial side coinciding with the positive x-axis

Examples of standard position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, first train in all the standard positions: prone, sitting, kneeling, standing. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "Top 5 Shooting Mistakes Hunters Make (And How to Fix Them)," 26 Apr. 2017 Dear Sidelined: My standard position is to advise people not to take things personally. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Ask Amy: Wedding snub should be taken personally," 1 Sep. 2019 Still, the recent momentum suggests that single-payer may become a standard position for a certain type of liberal candidate. Margot Sanger-katz, New York Times, "How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of standard position

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Standard position.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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