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[en-kamp-muh nt]
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  1. an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp.
  2. the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp.
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Origin of encampment

First recorded in 1590–1600; encamp + -ment
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Related Words

campground, campsite, site, bivouac

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British Dictionary definitions for encampment


  1. the act of setting up a camp
  2. the place where a camp, esp a military camp, is set up
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Word Origin and History for encampment


1590s, from encamp + -ment.

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