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in·stallalso in·stal (ĭn-stôl′)
tr.v. in·stalled, in·stall·ing, in·stalls also in·stals
1. To connect or set in position and prepare for use: installed the new furnace; installed software on my computer.
2. To induct into an office, rank, or position: a ceremony to install the new governor.
3. To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish: installed myself in the spare room.
[Middle English installen, to place in office, from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin īnstallāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + stallum, stall, place; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||installing - the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"|
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