1. Of, relating to, or determined by a situation or situations (in various senses of situation n.); dependent on or determined by circumstances.
2. Philosophy and Social Sciences. Of, relating to, or based on situationism (situationism n. 1).
situational awareness n. understanding or awareness of a situation; (now) esp. awareness of what is happening around oneself, esp. with regard to the identification and evaluation of potential hazards or danger, established through close observation of the surrounding environment and events.
situational ethics n. Philosophy a theory or doctrine asserting that ethical judgement should take into account circumstances and social context rather than follow absolute moral laws or standards; = situation ethics n. at situation n. Compounds.
situational morality n. moral judgement based on, or taking into account, circumstances and social context; cf. situation morality n. at situation n. Compounds.
situˈationalism n. Philosophy and Social Sciences any theory or doctrine asserting the importance of circumstances and social context in determining human behaviour or morality; = situationism n. 1.
situˈationalist adj. Philosophy and Social Sciences of, relating to, or advocating situationalism; cf. situationist adj. 1.
situˈationally adv. with regards to situation; in a situational manner.
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