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English definition of “install”

install

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈstɔːl/
IT to put a computer program onto a computer so that the computer can use it: to install software
to put furniture, a machine, or a piece of equipment into position and make it ready to use: The company would like to install wind turbines on the hill.have sth installed The firm is having a new security system installed.
to put someone in an official position: install sb as sth He was installed as chief justice of the state Supreme Court. The new company will be headed up by Jo Riley, who will be installed as Managing Director.
(Definition of install from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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