Definition of installation in English:


Line breaks: in|stal|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪnstəˈleɪʃ(ə)n


  • 2A large piece of equipment installed for use: computer installations
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    • To the west is the technical wing containing the radio communications equipment and installations connected to the antennae.
    • Causes suggested include industrial equipment such as pumps, fans, electrical installations and cooling towers - and domestic appliances such as fridges or even fish tanks.
    • Medical personnel, equipment and installations were to be respected and identified by a distinctive emblem - a Red Cross and Crescent on a white background.
    equipment, machinery; unit, appliance, fixture, piece of equipment
  • 2.1A military or industrial establishment: nuclear installations
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    • They were moved between power stations, oil refineries, military installations and factories, as their captors tried to cover possible bomb targets.
    • The Delta IV submarines are strategic nuclear missile submarines designed to carry out strikes on military and industrial installations and naval bases.
    • The aiming points thereafter, for bombing raids, were no longer military or industrial installations, but a church or other significant spot in the centre of industrial towns.
    base, camp, station, post, depot, centre, facility, establishment, premises
    informal outfit, set-up
  • 2.2An art exhibit constructed within a gallery: a video installation
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    • Their sprawling theme park of paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations and videos amounts to a surprisingly ambitious exhibition.
    • Her works, which comprise photos, installations, videos and sculptures, are replete with kitschy imagery.
    • Walking into the Sanlam Art Gallery to view the installations of sculptor Jan van der Merwe is a bit like stepping onto a stage set.

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