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"establishment" in British English

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establishmentnoun

uk   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/  us   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/
  • establishment noun (ORGANIZATION)

C1 [C] a business or other organization, or the place where an organization operates: an educational/financial/religious establishment
the establishment [S, + sing/pl verb]
the important and powerful people who control a country or an organization, especially those who support the existing situation: Critics said judges were on the side of the establishment.

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  • establishment noun (START)

C1 [U] the process of starting or creating something, for example, an organization: Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has played a dominant role in the development of international law. The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.
(Definition of establishment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"establishment" in American English

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establishmentnoun

 us   /ɪˈstæb·lɪʃ·mənt/
  • establishment noun (POWERFUL PEOPLE)

[C] the people who have most of the power within government or society or in a particular business or activity: the diplomatic/educational/literary establishment
[C] An establishment is a particular place of business: Visitors come to shop in the fashionable new establishments downtown.
  • establishment noun (START)

[U] the act of starting or creating something that will last a long time: She called for the establishment of nationwide academic standards.
(Definition of establishment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"establishment" in Business English

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establishmentnoun

uk   us   /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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“establishment” in British English

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