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establishment

noun
 
 
/ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/
[C] a business or other organization, or the place where an organization operates: an educational/training/religious establishment What percent of your establishment's total sales are from outside your country?
[S] the act of starting a business, organization, project, etc.: Since its establishment in the late 1960s the company has grown steadily. establishment of sth The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.
the establishment [S] the important and powerful people who control a country, profession, or organization, especially those who support the existing situation: Critics said judges were on the side of the establishment. the business/medical/military establishment
(Definition of establishment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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