in place

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in place (not comparable)

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

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in place (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) To a particular place; so as to be present or nearby. [14th-16th c.]
  2. Into a proper or intended position; into place.
    The girders were carefully set in place.
  3. Into a state of deployment or implementation.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.
    New procedures were put in place.
  4. (chiefly Canada, US) Without changing position.
    They ran in place with full packs for an hour.
    In the event of a radiation leak, shelter in place: do not attempt to find a community shelter.

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