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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sich-oo-ey-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌsɪ.tʃuː.ˈeɪ.ʃə.nəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sich-oo-ey-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of situational word

  • noun situational manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment: The situation of the house allowed for a beautiful view. 1
  • noun situational a place or locality. 1
  • noun situational condition; case; plight: He is in a desperate situation. 1
  • noun situational the state of affairs; combination of circumstances: The present international situation is dangerous. 1
  • noun situational a position or post of employment; job. 1
  • noun situational a state of affairs of special or critical significance in the course of a play, novel, etc. 1

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Origin of situational

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1480-90, situation is from the Medieval Latin word situātiōn- (stem of situātiō). See situate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Situational


situational popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

situational usage trend in Literature

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