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"establishment" in British English

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establishmentnoun

uk   us   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/

establishment noun (ORGANIZATION)

C1 [C] a ​business or other ​organization, or the ​place where an ​organizationoperates: an ​educational/​financial/​religious establishmentthe establishment [S, + sing/pl verb] the ​important and ​powerfulpeople who ​control a ​country or an ​organization, ​especially those who ​support the ​existingsituation: 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 ​dominantrole in the ​development of ​internationallaw. 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 ​particularbusiness or ​activity: the ​diplomatic/​educational/​literary establishment [C] An establishment is a ​particularplace 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 ​longtime: She called for the establishment of ​nationwideacademicstandards.
(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 ​organizationoperates: an ​educational/​training/religious establishment What ​percent of your establishment's ​totalsales 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 ​grownsteadily. 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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