emplacement

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noun em·place·ment \im-ˈplā-smənt\

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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of emplacement

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


First Known Use: 1742


EMPLACEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

emplacement

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noun em·place·ment \im-ˈplā-smənt\

Definition of emplacement for English Language Learners

  • : a position that is specially prepared for a weapon

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



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