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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web In the United States, President Biden should invoke his emergency powers under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to ramp up clean energy production and installation at a pace and scale similar to military weaponry production during World War II. Kevin Johnson And Mark Ruffalo For, CNN, 17 May 2022 To encourage adoption, GM will also offer special charging options such as public charging credits or a discount on at-home installation. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 16 May 2022 Hardwood installation typically starts with removing a home's existing flooring. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2022 Step into Glenn Kaino’s magical and immersive forest installation. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 So any Windows installation will require the user removing the default SteamOS already onboard. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 13 May 2022 An installation ceremony will be held in front of Suffield Academy’s Sidney Kent Legare Library, 99 High St., on Saturday, May 21, in a brief ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Hartford Courant, 12 May 2022 Eight wooden panels, each 48-by-48-inch, come together to form an installation that’s 8 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 12 May 2022 During last month’s City Council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced a similar water affordability ordinance that would ban privatization of the city’s water system, establish a voluntary water meter installation program and prohibit shutoffs. Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of installation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Installation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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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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