installation

noun
in·​stal·​la·​tion | \ ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən \

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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The two step away giving Joanna some time to lead her visuals team and set up on the installation. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Here's How Chip and Joanna Gaines Split Baby Duties for 4-Month-Old Crew," 17 Nov. 2018 Spanning fashion, textiles, furniture, industrial design, innovative concepts, and more the installation included over 80 pieces. Diana Budds, Curbed, "4 lessons Mexican designers can teach the world," 19 Oct. 2018 The firing of AD Sheahon Zenger at Kansas and installation of Jeff Long suggests the Jayhawks administration won’t be patient with coach David Beaty, who has won three games in three years. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Why Florida's Successful Chris Leak/Tim Tebow QB Model Probably Isn't Right for Alabama This Year," 12 July 2018 The installation also feels like an extension of the complex, cross-cultural conversation going on downstairs, inside a museum packed with 5,000 years of art history. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 One of my earlier projects was a large-scale installation in the Design Museum in London — a giant industrial robot arm engaged with crowds of people. James Vincent, The Verge, "Teaching robots body language offers common ground for humans and machines," 11 Nov. 2018 On Monday, The Associated Press reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed that U.S. military installations or other federal sites could possibly serve as export sites for sending coal to Asia. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Corps of Engineers moving forward with review of Longview coal terminal despite state objections," 16 Oct. 2018 Officials have considered using military installations for that purpose. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "Some children are returned to parents, but judge tells Trump officials to move faster," 10 July 2018 The geography of military installations is also a significant force. David Scharfenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "The US military: The greatest social engineering machine ever built," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of installation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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installation

noun

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

installation

noun
in·​stal·​la·​tion | \ ˌin-stə-ˈlā-shən \

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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