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install (something) in (someone or something)

To insert some device or machine into someone or something. They're coming to install the new dishwasher in our kitchen tomorrow, thank goodness. Yeah, the orthodontist is going to install a permanent retainer in my mouth.
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install as (something)

To formally induct someone into a particular office or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "install" and "as." Sharon will be installed as our mayor next Friday.
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install(ed) base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an Internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as "install(ed) user base" or simply "user base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing installed base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented.
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install(ed) user base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an Internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as "install(ed) base" or "user base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing installed user base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented.
See also: base, user

install someone as something

to inaugurate or launch someone into the role of something. The board installed Jerry as the new parliamentarian. She installed herself as the boss of the kitchen and wouldn't allow anyone else in.
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install something in someone or something

to insert or build something into someone or something. We are going to install a trash compactor in our kitchen. The doctors installed a pacemaker in Donald.
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Before you attempt to install ANY update, it's always a good idea to backup your device.
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Some people are seeing this new process on their Android devices that reduces the friction to find and install an app, according to the report.
Hyde Farm Climate Action Network, London: Plans to install solar PV in a local school and reduce its energy usage by 20 per cent.
Assumption officials, who had them installed in 22 buildings in 2005, anticipate saving nearly three million gallons of water per year.
The SEER or HSPF ratings on HVAC equipment represent the absolute best efficiency that you could ever hope to achieve, assuming the other components are all designed and installed to work in conjunction with this piece of equipment.
For extra safety, you should install updates at least weekly.
Mani Sridharan, vice president of business solutions for BOSS, the Norcross, Ga.-based network solutions company, said enterprises that have not worked out issues related to SP2 and properly installed the update on all Windows XP PCs in their organizations could experience significant problems if they do not act now.
The General Electric turbines scheduled to be installed by Cape Wind (resulting from GE's purchase of Enron's wind assets at fire-sale prices) offer a whopping 3.6 megawatts each, are 40 stories tall on thin towers, and boast three prop-like blades the length of two jumbo jets.
"None of our adhesives came about by accident," says LeGue, the chemist for Monsanto that made the original adhesive to install artificial turf fields, who is known as the 'Guru of Glue.' "One adhesive won't do everything.
The cost of Comcast's networking cable modem service is $10 to install for up to five PCs and includes service for up to seven e-mail addresses.
Some older facilities constructed prior to 1991 have not been required to install sprinkler systems.
However, Biloxi is reportedly the first district to install Internet-linked cameras in every classroom.
The most attractive offer comes from a local power company that offers to supply and install utility poles for the supports.
Expensive truck rolls are involved in order to test the line, solve problems, install, and configure the modem.