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English definition of “establishment”

establishment

noun [U] (START)    /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/
C1 the process of starting or creating something, for example an organization: Since its establishment two years ago, the advice centre has seen over 500 people a week. The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
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