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Situation vs. Dilemma

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Situationnoun

The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.

‘The Botanical Gardens are in a delightful situation on the river bank.’;

Dilemmanoun

A circumstance in which a choice must be made between two or more alternatives that seem equally undesirable.

Situationnoun

The place in which something is situated; a location.

Dilemmanoun

A difficult circumstance or problem.

Situationnoun

Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

Dilemmanoun

(logic) A type of syllogism of the form "if A is true then B is true; if C is true then D is true; either A or C is true; therefore either B or D is true".

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Situationnoun

The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

‘The United States is in an awkward situation with debt default looming.’;

Dilemmanoun

(rhetoric) Offering to an opponent a choice between two (equally unfavorable) alternatives.

Situationnoun

A position of employment; a post.

Dilemmanoun

An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses.

Situationnoun

A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

‘Boss, we've got a situation here...’;

Dilemmanoun

A state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue; a vexatious alternative or predicament; a difficult choice or position.

‘A strong dilemma in a desperate case!To act with infamy, or quit the place.’;

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Situationnoun

Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Dilemmanoun

state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

Situationnoun

Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

‘A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.’;

Dilemma

A dilemma (Greek: δίλημμα ) is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable. The possibilities are termed the horns of the dilemma, a clichéd usage, but distinguishing the dilemma from other kinds of predicament as a matter of usage.

‘double proposition’;

Situationnoun

Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

‘There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!’;

Situationnoun

Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

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Situationnoun

the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time;

‘the present international situation is dangerous’; ‘wondered how such a state of affairs had come about’; ‘eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation’;

Situationnoun

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’;

Situationnoun

a complex or critical or unusual difficulty;

‘the dangerous situation developed suddenly’; ‘that's quite a situation’; ‘no human situation is simple’;

Situationnoun

physical position in relation to the surroundings;

‘the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides’;

Situationnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

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