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[adj. in-hous; adv. in-hous] /adj. ˈɪnˌhaʊs; adv. ˈɪnˈhaʊs/
adjective, adverb
within, conducted within, or utilizing an organization's own staff or resources rather than external or nonstaff facilities:
in-house research; Was the ad created in-house or by an outside advertising agency?
Origin of in-house
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Using their in-house survey platform is easiest, but scientists have successfully recruited workers to an external site.
  • College officials say that campus politics can also play a role in keeping faculty and staff e-mail in-house.
  • The in-house advance publicity for these broadcasts was lavish.
  • There only a few photographers there and they were all in-house photogs, paid by the designers.
  • Instead of licensing its characters, the company now develops projects in-house.
  • The bathrooms are strangely graffiti-free, and contain no hint of the in-house commentary a visitor might wish to see.
  • Color lasers are appreciated for in-house content proofs and will not be used on press.
  • We have an in-house team of people that have direct contact with the cable companies.
  • He paid the in-house barbers at the big law firms to give him their sweepings.
  • Our reporters and in-house experts give you tools to survive different aspects of this financial crisis.
British Dictionary definitions for in-house


adjective, adverb
within an organization or group: an in-house job, the job was done in-house
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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