1. The cardinal compass point (North- South-East-West) of a player is his position at the table.
2. Position can be a relative term, such as a player’s position in relation to the dealer (first hand is the dealer, second hand is on the dealer’s left etc.). Position can also be in relation to another player: to sit over/behind (to be the left-hand opponent) or under/in front of (to be the right- hand opponent).
3. The position of a card eg if North holds the A-Q of spades and West holds the ♠K, this card is in a favourable position for North- South.