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instal

[in-stawl] /ɪnˈstɔl/
verb (used with object), installed, installing.
1.
Related forms
reinstal, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for instal

install

/ɪnˈstɔːl/
verb (transitive) -stalls, -stalling, -stalled, -stals, -stalling, -stalled
1.
to place (machinery, equipment, etc) in position and connect and adjust for use
2.
to transfer (computer software) from a distribution file to a permanent location on disk, and prepare it for its particular environment and application
3.
to put in a position, rank, etc
4.
to settle (a person, esp oneself) in a position or state: she installed herself in an armchair
Derived Forms
installer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin installāre, from in-² + stallumstall1
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