Definitions for: Installation


[n] the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
[n] a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
[n] a formal entry into a position or office; "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"



Webster (1913) Definition: In`stal*la"tion, n. [F. installation, LL.
installatio: cf. It. installazione. See Install.]
1. The act of installing or giving possession of an office,
rank, or order, with the usual rites or ceremonies; as,
the installation of an ordained minister in a parish.

On the election, the bishop gives a mandate for his
installation. --Ayliffe.

2. (Mech.) The whole of a system of machines, apparatus, and
accessories, when set up and arranged for practical
working, as in electric lighting, transmission of power,
etc.

Synonyms: facility, induction, initiation, installing, installment

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