Definition of installation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinstəˈlāSH(ə)n/


1The action or process of installing someone or something, or of being installed: the installation of a central air-conditioning system
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  • For example, delivery or installation charges imposed on a debtor under a credit agreement that would also have been charged to a cash purchaser will be excluded.
  • His standard delivery charge includes plumbing and installation, plus removal of the old appliance and all packaging.
  • The connection charges cover the purchase of the satellite dish and indoor broadband unit, plus a charge for installation.
2A thing installed, in particular.
2.1A 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.
2.2A 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.
2.3An 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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Syllabification: in·stal·la·tion

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