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establishment

Alternative clues for the word establishment

The cognitive process of establishing a valid proof

(ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat

Any large organization

A public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence

The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something

The act of forming something

Word definitions for establishment in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a teaching establishment (= a school, college, or university ) ▪ Every higher education teaching establishment is subject to rigorous scrutiny. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE educational ▪ An economic system justifies...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Establishment \Es*tab"lish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. establissement, F. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state. That which is established; as: A form of government,...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation. 2 The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state. 3 That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., "settled arrangement," also "income, property," from establish + -ment . Meaning "established church" is from 1731; Sense of "place of business" is from 1832. Meaning "social matrix of ruling people and institutions" is attested occasionally...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club" [syn: constitution , formation , organization , organisation ] an organization...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Establishment may refer to: The Establishment , the dominant group or elite holding effective power or authority in a society The Establishment (club) , an English satire club of the 1960s The Establishment (comics) , a comic book produced by Wildstorm...

Usage examples of establishment.

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

You have to recollect, as the Conservative acutely suggests, that her timidities, at present urging her to support Establishments, pertain to her state of dependence.

The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.

Battle of North India, in which the entire Anglo-Indian aeronautic settlement establishment fought for three days against overwhelming odds, and was dispersed and destroyed in detail.

He was to have taken in the establishment of the Mortlake Aeroplane Company this afternoon.

After the establishment of these conditions, afferent impulses from the eyes, ears, skin, and other places, under the general direction of the cerebrum, may cause such actions as the balancing of the body, walking, etc.

Ten years ago, the Kyser had sent Dreslin to see to the establishment of farms and a colony between the Dwyssel River and the Alethe Stream.

No elderly, overweight, unkempt and accented Polish Jew, long-retired from the snack bar business and needle trade, had ever managed an aperitif in the establishment, let alone membership.

Department of Justice arising out of strikes, subversive activities in connection with labor disputes, or labor disturbances of any kind in industrial establishments which have naval contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors.

He had ascertained, through the medium of agents, that the Shah of Persia would, for a sum, of money paid in advance consent to the establishment of military magazines on certain points of his territory.

Finally, guardhouses and bakehouses, already falling to ruins like the mole, and an establishment for condensing water, still kept in working order, are the principal and costly novelties of the southern shore.

Upon these errors the majority of the commission based a policy by which the only opportunity that the country ever had for the establishment of a bimetallic system which should include the commercial nations of Europe, was put aside and forever lost.

The migration of the Canaanites, their establishment in Syria, and the Shepherd invasion of Egypt are, by many Arab writers, attributed to an expedition of Shedad.

Buchanan, the last President of the old school, would as soon have thought of aiding in the establishment of a monarchy among us as of accepting the doctrine of coercing the States into submission to the will of a majority, in mass, of the people of the United States.

One of the lengths to which they went was the establishment of patriarchal religion and the recasting of a father figure as the producer of the show, although from the very beginning, the cosmogonic principal had been feminine.