In-situ definition

ĭn sēto͝o, sī-, sĭcho͝o
In the original position.
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In position; in its original place.
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In its original position or place.
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Alternative spelling of in situ.
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The definition of in situ is in position or in its original place.

An example of an in situ position is when a famous painting found on a church wall is left where it is hanging rather than being moved.

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Origin of in-situ

  • Latin in sitū in in sitū ablative of situs place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin in + sitū (ablative singular of situs).

    From Wiktionary