installation

noun

in·​stal·​la·​tion ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce installation (audio)
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 2020, installations of all kinds of pools, from in-ground and hot tub pools to typically cheaper inflatable and above-ground models, rose by 20%, according to property analytics firm Cape Analytics. Davis Giangiulio, NBC News, 4 July 2024 Since 2018, the Big Umbrella Festival has consisted of multi-sensory, interactive and engaging artistic experiences spanning the entire campus through performances, installations and workshops tailored to welcome people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News, 4 July 2024 Florida had 172 military installations, ranging from extremely large to relatively small camps. Lauren Ferrer, Sun Sentinel, 3 July 2024 The artist loves to play with scale, embedding a wealth of microscopic details into her large-scale installations. Joelle Diderich, WWD, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for installation 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of installation was in the 15th century

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“Installation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/installation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

installation

noun
in·​stal·​la·​tion ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce installation (audio)
1
: the act of installing : the state of being installed
2
: something installed for use
3
: a military base
4
: a work of art that consists of multiple pieces arranged in a large space

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