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Definition 1: the act of installing something (as equipment) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where installation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the telephone installation took only a few minutes

Synonyms for installation in the sense of this definition

(installation is a kind of ...) the act of starting something

"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Definition 2: a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where installation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the assembly plant is an enormous facility

Synonyms for installation in the sense of this definition

(installation is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of installation ) any facility servicing military forces

(... is a kind of installation ) a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

(... is a kind of installation ) a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds

"the army maintains a missile range in the desert" "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"

(... is a kind of installation ) a public facility for recreation

(... is a kind of installation ) facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility where something is available

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose

"he started looking for a gas station" "the train pulled into the station"

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal

"the price of the house included all utilities"

(... is a kind of installation ) the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

(... is a kind of installation ) facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service

(... is a kind of installation ) a public facility to meet for open discussion

(... is a kind of installation ) a place where planes take off and land

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility for athletic events

(... is a kind of installation ) the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations

(... is a kind of installation ) (usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors

(... is a kind of installation ) facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information

(... is a kind of installation ) facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport

"the course had only nine holes" "the course was less than a mile"

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

(... is a kind of installation ) any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles

(... is a kind of installation ) a facility that provides a source of water

"the town debated the purification of the water supply" "first you have to cut off the water"

Definition 3: a formal entry into an organization or position or office - [noun denoting event]

Samples where installation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his initiation into the club
  • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
  • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame

Synonyms for installation in the sense of this definition

(installation is a kind of ...) a formal event performed on a special occasion

"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of installation ) the ceremonial induction into a position

"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

(... is a kind of installation ) the ceremony of installing a new monarch

(... is a kind of installation ) (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility

"a bar mitzvah is an important social event"

(... is a kind of installation ) (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility

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