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noun [countable] [usually singular]     stance pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
    stance on/toward/against:

    Tell us what your stance is on capital punishment.

    adopt/take a stance:

    We need to take a more positive stance toward globalization.

    change/alter/modify/maintain your stance:

    The bombing was unlikely to force the government to change its stance.

  2. 2
    a way of standing or holding your body, especially for a particular purpose

    Danny’s upright stance made him appear the taller of the two.

    She took up a fighting stance.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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