installation [in-st uh- ley-sh uh n] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com something installed, as machinery or apparatus placed in position or connected for use. the act of installing. the fact of being installed. . Military any more or less permanent post, camp, station, base, or the like, for the support or carrying on of military activities. Origin of installation
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-ation Related forms pre·in·stal·la·tion, noun re·in·stal·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for reinstallation Historical Examples The popular opinion of the country demanded the reinstallation of King Charles. British Dictionary definitions for reinstallation the act of installing or the state of being installed a large device, system, or piece of equipment that has been installed a military establishment usually serving in a support role an art exhibit often involving video or moving parts where the relation of the parts to the whole is important to the interpretation of the piece
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Word Origin and History for reinstallation installation n.
"action of installing," mid-15c., of church offices or other positions, from Medieval Latin
installationem (nominative installatio), noun of action from past participle stem of installare (see install). Of machinery, etc., "act of setting up," from 1882.
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