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encampment

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈkæmp.mənt/ us  
a group of tents or temporary shelters put in one place: Many people are living in encampments around the city with no electricity or running water.
Translations of “encampment”
in Spanish campamento…
in French campement…
in German das Lager…
in Chinese (Traditional) (臨時)營地,營帳…
in Chinese (Simplified) (临时)营地,营帐…
(Definition of encampment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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