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    Difference between 'mount' and 'install'

    Hi everyone,
    What is the difference between 'mount' and 'install' in technical English?
    Thanks

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    Re: Difference between 'mount' and 'install'

    Quote Originally Posted by cyril2204 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    What is the difference between 'mount' and 'install' in technical English?
    Thanks
    Have you looked them up in a dictionary?

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    Re: Difference between 'mount' and 'install'

    Yes, and I don't see any difference between them. When I translate texts, other interpreters always correct me and say that I confuse these terms, but none of them can crealy explain to me what the difference is. So I thought that native speakers might help me.

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    Re: Difference between 'mount' and 'install'

    Hi,

    From what I gather about "install" (#1) and "mount" (#6), the difference would be, basically that "install" refers to wiring or making the connections in order for something to work, while "mount" implies attaching or fixing something firmly to a support or specific area. So first you would mount something, then proceed to install it.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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