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Definition of the adjective in place

What does in place mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. In an original position.
  2. In a proper position.
  3. Established; in operation.

Definition of the adverb in place

What does in place mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in the original or natural place or site
    • example: the archeologists left the pottery in place
    • synonym of in place: in situ

Alternative definition of the adverb in place


  1. Without changing position.
  2. Into position; into place.
  3. Used as a location adverb for a figurative location


  1. "In place" is a book by Peter Downsbrough.
  2. "In place" is a book by Dennis Gaffin.
    • also known as "In place: spatial and social order in a Faeroe Islands community"

Phrases with In place

  1. In Place of
  2. Put in Place
  3. stay in place
  4. To Put in Place

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Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

ejo- jabāt-an; (in place of) -3 ganti; (in the first place) o pertāma. Place. (to put) 99. täroh, &3. bóboh; (arrange) Jomeng-ător, § - qjong. PLAcid (tranquil) -- tatap, - senang; (mild) co) linak, cool ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Bible Types (1999)

by Walter L. Wilson

When the dry season comes, the entire plant shrinks, the roots shrinkinthe ground sothat itisonly loosely held in place. When the wind comes, itblows thewhole plant out ofthe ground, itrolls along before the winduntil itfinds a marsh, ora swamp.

Google previewThe Lexicon in Phonological Change (1977)

by William S. Wang

We use phonotactic condition in place of morpheme structure Implementation of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Under; lower in place or rank, prep, In a lower place ; under, ad. In the lower place; beneath, ad. Under, prep. Life; air; respiration: rhymes death, s. Anything curled or ...

Google previewDictionary of Policing (2013)

by Tim Newburn, Peter Neyroud

Response refersto the measure or suiteof measuresput in place to deal with the problem inthe light of the analysis. Assessment tries to garner evidence to establish whether or not the problem has been dealt with effectively, what lessons have ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

slang Language that is not appropriate in formal contexts, often deliberately used in place of formal terms by a particular group of people. solecism A usage that ...

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Quotes about In place

There is no shortage

Of places for lonely people.

Any place

Can be a place

For lonely people.

Unfortunately Some lonely people


Come to a rollicking place

And clear it

And make it

A place for lonely people. (Lonely People Champion)
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