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English definition of “install”

install

verb ( also UK instal)     /ɪnˈstɔːl/
EQUIPMENT [T] B1 to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready to use: The school has installed a burglar alarm .Placing and positioning an object
PERSON [T] to give someone an important and powerful job : She will be installed as Managing Director in May.Promoting, demoting and transferring staffRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
COMPUTER [I, T] B1 to put software onto a computer Computer concepts
installation     /ˌɪnstəˈleɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of install verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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