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Definition of stance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1stance (on something) the opinions that someone has about something and expresses publicly synonym position What is the newspaper's stance on the war? He is known for his anti-abortion stance. Judges are increasingly taking a tougher stance on rape.
  2. 2the way in which someone stands, especially when playing a sport Widen your stance (= move your feet wider apart) for greater stability when hitting the ball.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stance