installation
noun Date: 15th century 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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  • installation — [ ɛ̃stalasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1349; de installer 1 ♦ Relig. Mise en possession solennelle d une charge ecclésiastique. Installation d un évêque. ⇒ intronisation. Formalité d entrée en exercice. Installation d un magistrat; installation dans une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Installation — In stal*la tion, n. [F. installation, LL. installatio: cf. It. installazione. See {Install}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of installing; as, the installation of the air conditioner took half an hour. Syn: installing, setting up. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Installation — • This word, strictly speaking, applies to the solemn induction of a canon into the stall or seat which he is to occupy in the choir of a cathedral or collegiate church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Installation     Instal …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • installation — [in΄stə lā′shən] n. [ML(Ec) installatio] 1. an installing or being installed 2. a complete mechanical apparatus fixed in position for use [a heating installation] 3. any military post, camp, base, etc. 4. a work of art requiring construction or… …   English World dictionary

  • installation — [n1] establishment, inauguration accession, coronation, fitting, furnishing, inaugural, induction, installment, instatement, investiture, investment, launching, ordination, placing, positioning, setting up; concepts 201,221,832 installation [n2]… …   New thesaurus

  • Installation — (mittellat., v. altdeutschen stal, d. h. Stelle, mittellat. stallus), Einweisung in ein Amt, besonders in ein geistliches, an Ort und Stelle der Wirksamkeit des Berufenen, in Stiftskirchen mit Anweisung eines besondern Platzes (stallus) im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Installation — Installation, s. Leitungen, elektrische. Ausführung von Leitungen und zugehörigen Einrichtungen für Elektrizität, Gas, Wasser, Zentralheizung u.s.w. im Innern von Gebäuden …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Installation — (neulat.), Bestallung, Einweisung in ein Amt, Einbau einer technischen Anlage in ein Gebäude; installieren, die I. vornehmen; Installateur (spr. – töhr), ein Techniker, der die I. einer technischen Anlage leitet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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