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establishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Establishment  \Es*tab"lish*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  establissement  F. 
  ['e]tablissement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  establishing;  a  ratifying  or  ordaining; 
  settlement;  confirmation. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  established,  founded,  and  the  like 
  fixed  state. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  established;  as: 
  a  A  form  of  government,  civil  or  ecclesiastical; 
  especially,  a  system  of  religion  maintained  by  the 
  civil  power;  as  the  Episcopal  establishment  of 
  England. 
  b  A  permanent  civil,  military,  or  commercial,  force  or 
  organization. 
  c  The  place  in  which  one  is  permanently  fixed  for 
  residence  or  business;  residence,  including  grounds, 
  furniture,  equipage,  etc.;  with  which  one  is  fitted 
  out  also  any  office  or  place  of  business,  with  its 
  fixtures;  that  which  serves  for  the  carrying  on  of  a 
  business;  as  to  keep  up  a  large  establishment;  a 
  manufacturing  establishment. 
 
  Exposing  the  shabby  parts  of  the  establishment. 
  --W.  Irving. 
 
  {Establishment  of  the  port}  (Hydrography),  a  datum  on  which 
  the  tides  are  computed  at  the  given  port,  obtained  by 
  observation,  viz.,  the  interval  between  the  moon's  passage 
  over  the  meridian  and  the  time  of  high  water  at  the  port, 
  on  the  days  of  new  and  full  moon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  establishment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  forming  something  "the  constitution  of  a  PTA 
  group";  "he  still  remembers  the  establishment  of  the 
  hospital"  [syn:  {constitution},  {formation},  {organization}, 
  {organisation}] 
  2:  an  organization  founded  and  united  for  a  specific  purpose 
  [syn:  {institution}] 
  3:  the  persons  (or  committees  or  departments  etc.)  who  make  up 
  a  governing  body  and  who  administer  something  "he  claims 
  that  the  present  administration  is  corrupt";  "the 
  governance  of  an  association  is  responsible  to  its 
  members";  "he  quickly  became  recognized  as  a  member  of  the 
  establishment"  [syn:  {administration},  {governance},  {brass}, 
  {organization},  {organisation}] 
  4:  a  public  or  private  structure  (business  or  governmental  or 
  educational)  including  buildings  and  equipment  for 
  business  or  residence 
  5:  any  large  organization 
  6:  (ecology)  the  process  by  which  a  plant  or  animal  becomes 
  established  in  a  new  habitat  [syn:  {ecesis}] 
  7:  the  cognitive  process  of  establishing  a  valid  proof  [syn:  {validation}] 




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