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site

[sahyt] /saɪt/
noun
1.
the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment:
the site of our summer cabin.
2.
the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located:
the site of ancient Troy.
3.
Computers. website.
verb (used with object), sited, siting.
4.
to place in or provide with a site; locate.
5.
to put in position for operation, as artillery:
to site a cannon.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin situs position, arrangement, site (presumably orig. “leaving, setting down”), equivalent to si-, variant stem of sinere to leave, allow to be + -tus suffix of v. action
Related forms
intersite, adjective
resite, verb (used with object), resited, resiting.
Can be confused
cite, sight, site.
Synonyms
2. position, location, place.
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  • No real study of this preferred siting has been done.
  • Of course, there remain political obstacles to the siting and implementation of a repository.
  • The guy siting next to my previous seat, grabbed a blanket and covered his face for the whole trip.
  • There's more flexibility with the siting of solar panels.
  • Except for the last three processes, none absolutely require siting in any particular place.
  • Wind farm siting must also consider impacts on wildlife, including migratory animals.
British Dictionary definitions for siting

site

/saɪt/
noun
1.
  1. the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be located: a building site, archaeological site
  2. (as modifier): site office
2.
an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed
verb
3.
(transitive) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place
Word Origin
C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed
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Word Origin and History for siting

site

n.

"place or position occupied by something," especially with reference to environment, late 14c., from Anglo-French site, Old French site "place, site; position," and directly from Latin situs "a place, position, situation, location, station; idleness, sloth, inactivity; forgetfulness; the effects of neglect," from past participle of sinere "let, leave alone, permit," from PIE *si-tu-, from root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (see home (n.)).

v.

"to give a location to, place," 1590s, from site (n.). Related: Sited; siting.

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siting in Medicine

site (sīt)
n.
A place; a location. v. sit·ed, sit·ing, sites
To locate or situate at a site.

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