from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In the original position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. in its original position or place
- adv. in its original position or place
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In its natural or original position or place; in position; -- said specif., in geology, of a rock, soil, or fossil, when in the situation in which it was originally formed or deposited.
- adv. In its original position; not extending beyond the place of origin; localized and undisturbed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In its site or position; in its original or proper location; in place; in the place which it occupied at the time it was formed or (in speaking of artificial constructions) built: in geological use applied to a mass of rock which is in its proper place, as a part of the formation to which it belongs, whether stratified or unstratified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in the original or natural place or site
I went up to the tent door and looked in at the jumble of bedrolls and knapsacks and clothing, all abandoned in the scramble to locate the child and now compulsively preserved in situ by police custom.
But that's all just scene-setting for the big stuff, which is going to be filmed in situ next Saturday, when they re-enact the storming of Standingham Castle.
Top-secret documents brought to our side by General Hans Richter — second-in-command of the East German Department of Internal Security — when he defected to us in March of this year clearly state the agent's code name is "Our Friend," that he has been in situ for at least ten, probably fifteen years.
Alan Medford Grant had written: "Documents brought to us and substantiated by the French spy Marie d'Orleans caught by the Surete June 16 indicate that the KGB Department V (Disinformation — FAR EAST) have in situ a hitherto unknown, deep-cover espionage network throughout the Far East, code name Sevrin.