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place

1. a geographical point, such as a town, city, etc.
2. 
a. an open square lined with houses of a similar type in a city or town
b. (capital when part of a street name): Grosvenor Place
3. Maths the relative position of a digit in a number
4. Horse racing
a. Brit the first, second, or third position at the finish
b. US and Canadian the first or usually the second position at the finish
c. (as modifier): a place bet
5. Theatre one of the three unities
6. another place Brit Parliamentary procedure
a. (in the House of Commons) the House of Lords
b. (in the House of Lords) the House of Commons
7. the other place Facetious
a. (at Oxford University) Cambridge University
b. (at Cambridge University) Oxford University

place

[plās]
(mathematics)
A position corresponding to a given power of the base in positional notation. Also known as column.

PLACE

Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment.

["The Compiler for the Programming Language for Automatic Checkout Equipment (PLACE)", AFAPL TR-68-27, Battelle Inst, Columbus, May 1968].

Place

A function in PageMaker and other applications that allows a selection of different types of text and graphics files to be inserted within the current document. Place is similar to the Import function in other programs, but may provide additional capabilities. For example, it may be able to maintain a link to a "placed" file rather than embedding it within the document. See import.
References in classic literature ?
1) All the appearances of different stars in a given place, or,
In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
It appears to have no contrary, unless one should define the contrary here also either as 'rest in its quality' or as 'change in the direction of the contrary quality', just as we defined the contrary of change of place either as rest in a place or as change in the reverse direction.
If we don't buy the Morgan place someone else will--and there is no other house in the Glen we would care to have, and no other really good site on which to build.
A lingering hope, which had been indulged by some of the party, of proceeding by water, was now finally given up: the long and terrific strait of the river set all further progress at defiance, and in their disgust at the place, and their vexation at the disasters sustained there, they gave it the indignant, though not very decorous, appellation of the Devil's Scuttle Hole.
We were shown the place where our Lord appeared to His mother after the Resurrection.
if I had but been sent to any place in the world, and not to Newgate, I should have thought myself happy.
Mercy sprang forward, unhurt, from her place at the window.
he said, turning to me with a pleasant smile, and thus we fell into talk of the place and its pleasures.
The first was taken immediately by a farmer, the second to my unspeakable disgust and terror--was secured by the inevitable Bow Street runner; who, as soon as h e was up, helped the weakly Screw into the third place, by his side.
While we were at Diou, waiting for these vessels, we received advice from Aethiopia that the emperor, unwilling to expose the patriarch to any hazard, thought Dagher, a port in the mouth of the Red Sea, belonging to a prince dependent on the Abyssins, a place of the greatest security to land at, having already written to that prince to give him safe passage through his dominions.
Food was brought me at intervals but owing to the utter darkness of the place I do not know whether I lay there days, or weeks, or months.