in·​stal·​la·​tion | \ ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce installation (audio) \

Definition of installation

1 : the act of installing : the state of being installed
2 : something that is installed for use
3 : a military camp, fort, or base
4 : a work of art that usually consists of multiple components often in mixed media and that is exhibited in a usually large space in an arrangement specified by the artist

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Examples of installation in a Sentence

The cable company offers lower prices and free installation. These products are designed for easy installation. Her installation as president will take place tomorrow. The room contained the company's large computer installation.
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That being said, there are some tidbits about the ninth installation that are trickling out. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "American Horror Story Season 9: Everything We Know So Far," 3 Apr. 2019 Since that Spring in 2017, Official Rebrand has travelled from a campus in rural Ohio, to the runways of New York Fashion Week, to an ice rink installation at Art Basel Miami, to the pages of the New York Times Style section. Sessa Tate, Teen Vogue, "MI Leggett Is the Non-Binary Designer Fighting to Dismantle Gender Norms," 15 Aug. 2018 Prices start at $6,400 (including installation) for a pop-top roof that works on 2014+ long wheelbase Transit Connect Passenger Wagon XL, XLT and Titanium models with standard roofs. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Affordable pop-top transforms your van into a camper for $7K," 5 Dec. 2018 Oswego is looking at design concepts to widen Wolf’s Crossing Road that include the installation of four roundabouts. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Wolf's Crossing Road in Oswego may be widened and include roundabouts," 27 June 2018 The auditor’s office’s report noted several improvements to courthouse safety over the past year, including the installation of ballistic barriers at the courthouse entry and new security cameras in the building. Alison Knezevich,, "Sheriff's deputies in dispute with Baltimore County over wages, staffing, guns and vehicles," 18 June 2018 The bond also provided other safety enhancements to campuses, including the installation of additional security cameras, perimeter keyless entries, classroom intruder function door hardware, and additional parking lot lighting. Rick Mauch, star-telegram, "Weatherford School Board approves concealed carry for personnel," 14 June 2018 The manufacturing process, however, has been plagued with problems, including the installation of cutting-edge robotics that slowed instead of speeded up production. Laurence Darmiento,, "Tesla is cutting 9% of its workers as it tries to turn a profit, Elon Musk says," 13 June 2018 Among other improvements made by Gary city officials to the ball park earlier this year include installation of a new air conditioning system and a marquee outside the ballpark’s main entrance, and a resurfacing of the playing field. Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune, "Gary OKs new pump, netting for RailCats ballpark," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of installation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of installation

: the act or process of making a machine, a service, etc., ready to be used in a certain place : the act of installing something
: a ceremony in which someone is put in an official or important job
: something (such as a piece of equipment) that is put together and made ready for use


in·​stal·​la·​tion | \ ˌin-stə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce installation (audio) \

Kids Definition of installation

1 : the act of putting something in place for use : the state of being put in place for use
2 : something put in place for use

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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