Definition of in situ in English:

in situ

Translate in situ into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˌin ˈsīto͞o/ /ˌɪn ˈsaɪtu/ /ˌin ˈsēto͞o/ /ˌɪn ˈsitu/

adverb

  • 1In the original place.

    ‘mosaics and frescoes have been left in situ’
    • ‘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
    1. 1.1In the appropriate position.
      ‘her guests were all in situ’
      • ‘These facilities are now in situ with a planned operational date in October.’

adjective

  • Situated in the original place.

    ‘a collection of in situ pumping engines’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

in situ

/ˌin ˈsīto͞o/ /ˌɪn ˈsaɪtu/ /ˌin ˈsēto͞o/ /ˌɪn ˈsitu/