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ɪn ˈsaɪ tu, -tyu, ˈsi-, ˈsɪt uin situ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. in-situ, unmovedadverb

    being in the original position; not having been moved

    "the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ"; "an in-situ investigator"

  2. in situ, in placeadverb

    in the original or natural place or site

    "carcinoma in situ"; "the archeologists left the pottery in place"


  1. In situadv. & adj.

    (Med.) In its original position; not extending beyond the place of origin; localized and undisturbed; as, carcinoma in situ.

    Etymology: [L.]


  1. in situadverb

    in its original position or place

    Etymology: From in + situ (ablative singular of situs).

  2. in situadjective

    in its original position or place

    Etymology: From in + situ (ablative singular of situs).

Webster Dictionary

  1. In situ

    in its natural position or place; -- said of a rock or fossil, when found in the situation in which it was originally formed or deposited

    Etymology: [L.]


  1. In situ

    In situ is a Latin phrase that translates literally to 'In position'. It is used in many different contexts.


  1. In situ

    in its natural place or normal position.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of in situ in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of in situ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of in situ in a Sentence

  1. Vivian Sun:

    The idea is to get valuable data on the rock we are about to sample by finding its geologic twin( nearby) and performing detailed in-situ analysis.

  2. Angel Abbud-Madrid:

    For the moon, sufficient prospecting — through remote sensing — and identification of valuable resources, such as oxygen and hydrogen for in-situ applications, has been done to date.

  3. The ESA Woerner:

    There are various companies and public agencies asking to join the club now, so they want to do different things, resource mining, in situ research, tourism and that kind of stuff. There is a big community interested, the moon village is a pit stop on the way to Mars.

  4. Giles Peppiatt:

    I think it'll be a while before we start auctioning works in situ in Marketplace Africa, we have offices in Lagos and Johannesburg, I think it will remain that way for a bit. There's also the advantage that there's a whole structure of art dealing and art selling is here in London -- the restorers, the conservators, the transport, the shippers, the packers. Everything is here and it's very easy for people to buy and sell in London.

  5. Ian Crawford:

    But to really get to the bottom of it, we need in-situ [on-the-spot] measurements from the surface at the lunar poles, it's first on my list [of necessary steps] … and when we have an answer to that, we can plan accordingly.

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