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1‘calling at all stations to Oxford’
stopping place, stop, halt, station stop, stage
terminus, terminal, depot
railway station, train station, passenger station
bus station, coach station
2‘a research station in the rainforest’
establishment, base, base camp, camp
site, facility, installation, yard
3‘a police station’
office, depot, base, headquarters, centre
North American precinct, station house, substation
Indian kotwali, thana
informal cop shop
British informal nick
4‘a radio station’
channel, broadcasting organization
5‘as a youngster he was sent out to Australia to work as a jackaroo on a sheep station’
6‘the lookout resumed his station in the bow’
assigned position, post, area of duty, place, situation, location
7‘Karen was getting ideas above her station’
rank, place, status, position in society, social class, level, grade, standing
archaic condition, degree
1‘a flagman was stationed at the road crossing’
put on duty, post, position, place, set, locate, site
deploy, base, garrison
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