in place

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in place (comparative more in place, superlative most in place)

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

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in place (comparative more in place, superlative most in place)

  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. Used as a location adverb for a figurative location
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, American Scientist, 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 North America) Without changing position.
    They ran in place with full packs for an hour.

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