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de·pos·it / diˈpäzit/ • n. 1. a sum of money placed or kept in a bank account, usually to gain interest. ∎  an act of placing money in a bank account: I'd like to make a deposit. 2. a sum payable as a first installment on the purchase of something or as a pledge for a contract, the balance being payable later: we've saved enough for a deposit on a house. ∎  a returnable sum payable on the rental of something, to cover any possible loss or damage. 3. a layer or body of accumulated matter: the deposits of salt on the chrome. ∎  a natural layer of sand, rock, coal, or other material. • v. (-it·ed , -it·ing ) 1. [tr.] put or set down (something or someone) in a specific place, typically unceremoniously: he deposited a pile of schoolbooks on the kitchen table. ∎  (usu. be deposited) (of water, the wind, or other natural agency) lay down (matter) gradually as a layer or covering: beds where salt is deposited by the tide. ∎  lay (an egg): the female deposits a line of eggs. 2. [tr.] store or entrust with someone for safekeeping. ∎  pay (a sum of money) into a bank account: the money is deposited with a bank. ∎  pay (a sum) as a first installment or as a pledge for a contract: I had to deposit 10% of the price of the house.

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deposit To place a value in a register in a processor, or in a word in memory. On many microprocessor or mini systems this can be achieved by manual operations on the control panel of the system.

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