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Etymology: Fr, placer, to place
the positioning of a dental prosthesis, such as a removable denture in its planned site on the dental arch.


1. The positioning or implantation of a object, such as a catheter or stent, within or near a body part.
2. The assignment of a patient to a particular care facility, treatment program, or level of care.
3. The assignment of a student in a health profession to a specialized learning environment, such as a clinic, hospital, or ward, where he or she performs professional activities under supervision.


In dentistry, typically used to denote the insertion of a prosthesis.


n the act of placing an object (i.e., removable denture in its planned location on the dental arch).
placement, choice of path of,
n determination of the direction of placement and removal of a removable partial denture on its supporting oral structures, which can be varied by altering the plane to which the guiding abutment surfaces are made parallel. The choice is a compromise to best fulfill five demands: to subject abutment teeth to a minimum or no torquing force, to encounter the least interference, to provide needed retention, to establish adequate guiding-plane surfaces, and to provide acceptable aesthetics.
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LAFCO then will craft a final, more detailed vision of the new Valley city and decide whether to place the issue on the ballot.
Project opponents, backed by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, are seeking a court order to force the city to accept a petition that calls for the City Council either to repeal its approval of a general plan amendment for the project or place the issue on the ballot.
The supervisors approved Yaroslavsky's motion in August directing Pellman to write language for the ballot to head off an attempt by state legislators to place the issue on a statewide ballot.
Under state law, approval by LAFCO is required to place the issue on the ballot.
The school board is scheduled to decide Monday whether to place the issue on the ballot.