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1. a geographical point, such as a town, city, etc.
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
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A position corresponding to a given power of the base in positional notation. Also known as column.
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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].
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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.
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In the RE/MAX Florida Region, among the top 50 residential associates, Shayla Twit placed #22, Kim Stephens placed #36, Ryan Carson placed #47, and Nancy Eilerson placed #50.
In the 10/11 years Novice competition Evie Wong placed 3rd overall and gained ribbons for 5th on beam, 6th on bars and beam.
Cumberland Casualty & Surety Co., Tampa, Fla., was issued a consent order and placed in rehabilitation by the Florida Department of Insurance on Feb.
Simultaneously, the third worker starts laying the video cable, which is tie-wrapped and placed under the front console.
However, a second altar can be placed in the area set apart for the Blessed Sacrament, if the Eucharist will be celebrated there at least occasionally."
With the help of his wife and of other highly placed friends, he -- not his father -- received permission in 1613 to buy Loughton House.
Founded in 1989, OSA specializes in manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, publishing, high technology and banking, and has placed executives at such companies as Lotus, Gillette, Price Waterhouse, General Electric, Hallmark, Hewlett Packard and Johnson & Johnson.
Effective June 22, 2001, the company was placed under state supervision by the state of California.
He was a semi-finalist in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and placed first in the Commencement Bay Solo/Ensemble Young Artist Competitions.
Several of his offspring are appealing on paper, including a filly from the family of Berk The Jerk (1434), a half-brother to Gargalhada Final out of a Listed- placed half-sister to the dam of Tenby (1554), and a daughter of May Hill and Hungerford Stakes winner Ever Genial (1670).
By the early 1800s an Ohio gentleman, Harry Burt placed his frozen concoction on a stick and called it a "Good Humor Ice Cream Sucker." He sold his treats to children from a large white truck that cruised local neighborhoods.