Definition of in situ in English:

in situ

adjective & adverb

  • 1In the original place.

    as adverb ‘frescoes have been left in situ’
    as adjective ‘a collection of in situ pumping engines’
    • ‘The archaeologists were able to date the vase because it was found in situ.’
    • ‘Her mission is preserving populations of native rock grape plants in situ, on site in their native habitat, as part of an ecological preserve.’
    in position, in situ
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    1. 1.1 In the appropriate position.
      as adverb ‘her guests were all in situ’
      • ‘These facilities are now in situ with a planned operational date in October.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

in situ

/ɪn ˈsɪtjuː/