- situated in the original, natural, or existing place or position: The archaeologists were able to date the vase because it was found in situ.
- in place or position; undisturbed.
- (especially of a malignant tumor) in a localized state or condition: carcinoma in situ.
Origin of in situ
Examples from the Web for situ
Even most oil companies acknowledge the disruption caused by strip mining; that is one reason why they have developed In Situ.
The other hidden cost of In Situ is the amount of gas is needed to burn to create steam to capture this oil.
On the surface, In Situ appears less disruptive than its alternative, but this is only an illusion.
A breast mass can be in situ—confined to the area it originated in, or invasive/infiltrating.Study Shows “Angelina Effect” Leads to Unnecessary Procedures for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
May 21, 2014
Carpetbaggers already in situ to cash in on the wasted and exhausted city.I Watched Iraq Fall
Janine di Giovanni
March 17, 2013
Sooner or later, if matters are left in situ, trouble will arise.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
I had at length found, beyond doubt, the reptile remains in situ.The Cruise of the Betsey
Remains of these walls have been found in various places still in situ.British Castles
Charles H. Ashdown
The pleasing effect of the whole can only be judged of when seen in situ.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
They are in situ as found, but a new piece of marble has been put under them.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
- in the natural, original, or appropriate position
- pathol (esp of a cancerous growth or tumour) not seen to be spreading from a localized position
Word Origin and History for situ
see in situ.
Latin, literally "in its (original) place or position" (see situate (v.)).
- In the original position.
- Confined to the site of origin.
In the original place or arrangement: “The body was left in situ until the police arrived.” From Latin, meaning “in position.”