in place
phrasal 1. also into place a. in an original or proper position b. established, instituted, or operational <
systems in place
>
2. in the same spot without forward or backward movement <
run in place
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In place — Place Place (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In-place algorithm — In place redirects here. For execute in place file systems, see execute in place. In computer science, an in place algorithm (or in Latin in situ) is an algorithm which transforms input using a data structure with a small, constant amount of… …   Wikipedia

  • In Place of Strife — (Cmnd 3888) was a UK Government white paper written in 1969. It was a proposed act to curb the power of trade unions in the United Kingdom, but was never passed into law.It was proposed by then Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity… …   Wikipedia

  • in place(1) — {adv. phr.} 1a. In the right or usual place or position. * /Nothing is in place after the earthquake. Even trees and houses are turned over./ * /The picture is not in place on the wall. It is crooked./ 1b. In one place. * /Our first exercise in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in place(1) — {adv. phr.} 1a. In the right or usual place or position. * /Nothing is in place after the earthquake. Even trees and houses are turned over./ * /The picture is not in place on the wall. It is crooked./ 1b. In one place. * /Our first exercise in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in place(2) — {adj. phr.} In the right place or at the right time; suitable; timely. * /A dog is not in place in a church./ * /Linda wondered if it would be in place to wish the bride good luck after the wedding./ Compare: IN ORDER(1). Contrast: OUT OF PLACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in place(2) — {adj. phr.} In the right place or at the right time; suitable; timely. * /A dog is not in place in a church./ * /Linda wondered if it would be in place to wish the bride good luck after the wedding./ Compare: IN ORDER(1). Contrast: OUT OF PLACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in-place force — 1. A North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) assigned force that, in peacetime, is principally stationed in the designated combat zone of the NATO command to which it is committed. 2. Force within a combatant commander …   Military dictionary

  • in place of — See: INSTEAD OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in place of — See: INSTEAD OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

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