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emplacement

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noun em·place·ment \-ˈplā-smənt\

Simple Definition of emplacement

  • : a position that is specially prepared for a weapon

  • : the act of putting something (such as a weapon) into position

Full Definition of emplacement

  1. 1 :  the situation or location of something

  2. 2 :  a prepared position for weapons or military equipment <radar emplacements>

  3. 3 :  a putting into position :  placement

Examples of emplacement

  1. secret emplacement of missiles on the island

  2. <the emplacement of the house, which is between two hulking mansions, makes it seem smaller than it is>



Origin of emplacement

French, from Middle French emplacer to emplace, from en- + place


First Known Use: 1802



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