Etymology
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situation (n.)
Origin and meaning of situation

early 15c., situacioun, "place, position, or location," from Old French situacion or directly from Medieval Latin situationem (nominative situatio) "a position, situation," noun of action from past-participle stem of situare "to place, locate," from Latin situs "a place, position" (from PIE root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home"). Meaning "state of affairs" is from 1710; meaning "employment post" is from 1803.

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situational (adj.)
1903, from situation + -al. Related: Situationally. Situational ethics attested from 1969 (situation ethics first attested 1955).
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sitcom (n.)

by 1959, from the first elements of situation comedy, a phrase attested from 1953 of television shows, 1943 of radio programs; see situation.

Even Bing Crosby has succumbed to series TV and will appear in a sitcom as an electrical engineer who happens to break into song once a week. [Life magazine, Sept. 18, 1964]
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*tkei- 
Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to settle, dwell, be home."

It forms all or part of: Amphictyonic; hamlet; hangar; haunt; home; site; situate; situation; situs.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit kseti "abides, dwells;" Armenian shen "inhabited;" Greek kome, Lithuanian kaimas "village;" Old Church Slavonic semija "domestic servants;" Old English ham "dwelling place, house, abode," German heim "home," Gothic haims "village."
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complementarity (n.)

"a complementary relation or situation," 1908, a term in physics, from complementary + -ity.

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death-trap (n.)

"structure or situation involving imminent risk of death," 1835, from death + trap (n.).

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Nagasaki 
Japanese city, named for its situation, from naga "long" + saki "headland, promontory."
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maladaptive (adj.)

"not exhibiting adequate or appropriate adjustment to a situation or environment," 1912, from mal- + adaptive.

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no-win (adj.)

1962, in reference to a situation where victory is impossible, from no + win. Apparently popularized in connection with the Vietnam War.

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Milan 
city in northern Italy, Roman Mediolanum, from Gaulish medios "middle" + lanu "plain," in reference to its situation in the Po Valley. Related: Milanese.
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