Situation (Situs)

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A situation is one of the ten Aristotelian categories of being (Gr. κε[symbol omitted]σθαι, Lat. situs ) describing how a body is disposed or situated. It designates the arrangement of

parts of a body in place, and is a further determination of the category location. The latter is commensurate with place, part to part, but does not specify the arrangement of parts. The separate category of situation is therefore postulated specifically to account for this arrangement.

See Also: location (ubi); place.

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