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establishment

 
Noun establishment has 7 senses
  1. constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation - 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"
    --1 is a kind of beginning, start, commencement
    --1 has particulars:
     unionization, unionisation; collectivization, collectivisation; communization, communisation; federation; colonization, colonisation, settlement
    Derived forms: verb establish1, verb establish2
  2. institution, establishment - an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    --2 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --2 has particulars:
     medical institution; financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation; issuer; charity; company; religion, faith; vicariate, vicarship; educational institution; academy, honorary society
  3. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering 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"
    --3 is a kind of body
    --3 is a part of government, authorities, regime
    --3 has parts: hierarchy, power structure, pecking order
    --3 has members: advisory board, planning board
    --3 has particulars:
     Curia; top brass; executive; judiciary, bench; county council; government officials, officialdom; management
  4. establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
    --4 is a kind of
    structure, construction
    --4 has particulars:
     academy; institution; perfumery; phrontistery; place of business, business establishment; poorhouse; school system; university
  5. establishment - any large organization
    --5 is a kind of
    organization, organisation
  6. establishment, ecesis - (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
    --6 is a kind of natural process, natural action, action, activity
  7. establishment, validation - the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
    --7 is a kind of proof, cogent evidence
    Derived form: verb establish3
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