situation ( situations plural )
1 n-count You use situation to refer generally to what is happening in a particular place at a particular time, or to refer to what is happening to you.
usu with supp, oft poss N
Army officers said the situation was under control..., She's in a hopeless situation...
2 n-count The situation of a building or town is the kind of surroundings that it has.
FORMAL usu supp N
The garden is in a beautiful situation on top of a fold in the rolling Hampshire landscape.
3 Situations Vacant is the title of a column or page in a newspaper where jobs are advertised. (mainly BRIT)
situations vacant phrase oft PHR n in AM, use Employment
situation comedy ( situation comedies plural ) A situation comedy is an amusing television drama series about a set of characters. The abbreviation sitcom is also used. n-var
...a situation comedy that was set in an acupuncture clinic.
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