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installation

[ in-stuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn stəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

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.

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Origin of installation

First recorded in 1600–10, installation is from the Medieval Latin word installātiōn- (stem of installātiō). See install, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM installation

pre·in·stal·la·tion, nounre·in·stal·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for installation

installation
/ (ˌɪnstəˈleɪʃən) /

noun

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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