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station

sta·tion

station

 
 
pronunciation:
steI shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the spot or location normally occupied by a person or thing.
synonyms:
position, post
similar words:
location, place, stand
definition 2: a location, building, or establishment that is central to a service or business.
The rescue squad gathered at the fire station.
synonyms:
headquarters
definition 3: a regular stopping place for vehicles in a transportation system; depot.
a train station
 
synonyms:
depot, terminal
definition 4: an organization equipped for broadcasting radio or television.
definition 5: the particular radio or television frequency used by such an organization.
synonyms:
channel
definition 6: position in society; status; rank.
synonyms:
position, rank, standing, status
similar words:
caste, degree
definition 7: a place of military duty.
synonyms:
post
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stationed, stationing, stations
definition: to assign to a particular place, as in the military or civil service; post.
synonyms:
post
similar words:
appoint, assign, billet, install, locate, place, site
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