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    Definition of in place in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore in placeSUPmost in placeSUF-ace
    1. In an original position.
      1. In a proper position.
        1. Established; in operation.
        2. AdverbCOMmore in placeSUPmost in place
          1. OBS To a particular place; so as to be present or nearby.
            1. Into a proper or intended position; into place.
              1. The girders were carefully set in place.
            2. Used as a location adverb for a figurative location.
              1. 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.
            3. (chiefly Canada, US) Without changing position.
              1. They ran in place with full packs for an hour.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Smirting - a cross between smoking and flirting - is already a huge hit in Dublin where the ban has been in place for two years
              • The police had a stakeout in place where they expected the crime to occur.
              • The axle broke and the wheel windmilled in place briefly before careening through the wall.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The laminate adhesive has very aggressive tack and is hard to move once in place.
              • I tripped over the wire when modifying the source code of a computer program because the unusual code that I straightened out was intentionally put in place.
              • The equipment and method described here will allow waterflow in natural stream systems to be measured quickly and easily, once standpipes are in place.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Phrases
              • Prepositional phrases
              • Adjectives
                • Adverbs
                  • Prepositions
                    • Prepositional phrases
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                  1. en in place of
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                  Meaning of in place for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this idiom "in place" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
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