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installation

noun uk   /ˌɪn.stəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  

installation noun (EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE)

C1 [U] an occasion when equipment, furniture, or a computer program is put into position or made ready to use: Do you have to pay extra for installation? You will receive a message confirming correct installation of the program.

installation noun (PLACE)

[C] a place where there are buildings and equipment that have a particular, especially military, purpose: a nuclear installation The military still have several bases and installations on the island.

installation noun (JOB)

[U] an occasion when someone is put in an important job or position: The installation of the new archbishop will take place in January.

installation noun (ART)

[C] a form of modern sculpture where the artist uses sound, movement, or space as well as objects in order to make an often temporary work of art
Translations of “installation”
in Korean 설치, 시설…
in Arabic تَركيب…
in Portuguese instalação…
in Catalan instal·lació…
in Japanese 取り付け, 施設, 基地…
in Italian installazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設施/設備, 安裝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设施/设备, 安装…
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