Position vs. Disposition - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Disposition

    A disposition is a quality of character, a habit, a preparation, a state of readiness, or a tendency to act in a specified way that may be learned. The terms dispositional belief and occurrent belief refer, in the former case, to a belief that is held in the mind but not currently being considered, and in the latter case, to a belief that is currently being considered by the mind. In Bourdieu's theory of fields, dispositions are the natural tendencies of each individual to take on a specific position in any field. There is no strict determinism through one's dispositions. The habitus is the choice of positions according to one's dispositions. However, in retrospect a space of possibles can always be observed. A disposition is not a process or event in some duration in time, but rather the state, preparation, or tendency of a structure "in waiting". In the field of possibilities its actual triggering has a statistical value.

Wiktionary

  • Position (noun)

    A place or location.

  • Position (noun)

    A post of employment; a job.

  • Position (noun)

    A status or rank.

    "Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army."

  • Position (noun)

    An opinion, stand{{,}} or stance.

    "My position on this issue is unchanged."

  • Position (noun)

    A posture.

    "Stand in this position, with your arms at your side."

  • Position (noun)

    A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

    "Stop running all over the field and play your position!"

  • Position (noun)

    An amount of securities, commodities, or other financial instruments held by a person, firm{{,}} or institution.

  • Position (noun)

    A commitment, or a group of commitments, such as options or futures, to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price.Position (finance)

  • Position (noun)

    A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.

  • Position (noun)

    The full state of a chess game at any given turn.

  • Position (verb)

    To put into place.

  • Disposition (noun)

    The arrangement or placement of certain things.

    "The scouts reported on the disposition of the enemy troops."

  • Disposition (noun)

    Tendency or inclination under given circumstances.

    "I have little disposition now to do as you say."

    "Salt has a disposition to dissolve in water."

  • Disposition (noun)

    Temperamental makeup or habitual mood.

    "She has a sunny disposition."

    "He has such a foul disposition."

  • Disposition (noun)

    Control over something.

    "You will have full disposition of these funds."

  • Disposition (noun)

    Transfer or relinquishment to the care or possession of another.

    "The court ordered the disposition of all assets."

    "assignment|conveyance"

  • Disposition (noun)

    Final decision or settlement.

    "The disposition of the case will be announced tomorrow."

  • Disposition (noun)

    The destination of a patient after medical treatment such as surgery.

    "The patient was given a disposition for outpatient care."

  • Disposition (noun)

    The set of choirs of strings on a harpsichord.

    "This small harpsichord has a 1 x 4' disposition."

  • Disposition (verb)

    To remove or place in a different position.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Disposition (noun)

    a person's inherent qualities of mind and character

    "he has the disposition of a saint"

    "your sunny disposition has a way of rubbing off on those around you"

  • Disposition (noun)

    an inclination or tendency

    "the Prime Minister has shown a disposition to alter policies"

    "the judge's disposition to clemency"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the way in which something is placed or arranged, especially in relation to other things

    "the plan shows the disposition of the rooms"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the action of arranging people or things in a particular way

    "the prerogative gives the state widespread powers regarding the disposition and control of the armed forces"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the stationing of troops ready for military action

    "the new strategic dispositions of our forces"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the distribution or transfer of property or money to someone, especially by bequest

    "this is a tax which affects the disposition of assets on death"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the power to deal with something as one pleases

    "if Napoleon had had railways at his disposition, he would have been invincible"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the determination of events by divine power.

Webster Dictionary

  • Position (noun)

    The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position.

  • Position (noun)

    The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.

  • Position (noun)

    Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.

  • Position (noun)

    Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.

  • Position (noun)

    A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; - called also the rule of trial and error.

  • Position

    To indicate the position of; to place.

  • Disposition (noun)

    The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.

  • Disposition (noun)

    The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.

  • Disposition (noun)

    Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.

  • Disposition (noun)

    Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.

  • Disposition (noun)

    Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.

  • Disposition (noun)

    Mood; humor.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Position (noun)

    the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object;

    "he put the lamp back in its place"

  • Position (noun)

    a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

  • Position (noun)

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;

    "consider what follows from the positivist view"

  • Position (noun)

    position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  • Position (noun)

    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;

    "he had the status of a minor"

    "the novel attained the status of a classic"

    "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

  • Position (noun)

    a job in an organization;

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  • Position (noun)

    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;

    "the position of the hands on the clock"

    "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

  • Position (noun)

    the appropriate or customary location;

    "the cars were in position"

  • Position (noun)

    (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;

    "what position does he play?"

  • Position (noun)

    the act of putting something in a certain place or location

  • Position (noun)

    a condition or position in which you find yourself;

    "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"

    "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

  • Position (noun)

    an item on a list or in a sequence;

    "in the second place"

    "moved from third to fifth position"

  • Position (noun)

    a rationalized mental attitude

  • Position (noun)

    an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;

    "there are two sides to every question"

  • Position (noun)

    the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another;

    "can you go in my stead?"

    "took his place"

    "in lieu of"

  • Position (noun)

    the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

  • Position (verb)

    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

  • Position (verb)

    put into a certain place or abstract location;

    "Put your things here"

    "Set the tray down"

    "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"

    "Place emphasis on a certain point"

  • Disposition (noun)

    your usual mood;

    "he has a happy disposition"

  • Disposition (noun)

    the act or means of getting rid of something

  • Disposition (noun)

    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others;

    "he had an inclination to give up too easily"

    "a tendency to be too strict"

  • Disposition (noun)

    a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing;

    "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

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