[ em-pleys-muh nt ]
/ ɛmˈpleɪs mənt /


Fortification. the space, platform, or the like, for a gun or battery and its accessories.
a putting in place or position; location: the emplacement of a wall.
  1. the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position.
  2. the development of an ore deposit in a particular place.

Origin of emplacement

1795–1805; < French, equivalent to obsolete emplac(er) to place (em- em-1 + placer to place) + -ment -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for emplacement

/ (ɪmˈpleɪsmənt) /


a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon
the act of putting or state of being put in place

Word Origin for emplacement

C19: from French, from obsolete emplacer to put in position, from place
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