AskDefine | Define installation

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn: installing, installment, instalment]
2 a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility" [syn: facility]
3 a formal entry into an organization or position or office; "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame" [syn: initiation, induction]

User Contributed Dictionary



From install + -ation



  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.
  2. 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.
  3. A grouping of facilities that constitute a permanent military base


act of installing
system of machines

Derived terms



installer + -ation


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Extensive Definition

Installation can be used to refer to:
  • Installation (computer programs), the act and the effect of putting a program in a computer system to be run.
  • Installation (mobile applications), the act and the effect of putting an application in a mobile phone system to be run.
  • The ceremony or process of placing a person into an office or position of dignity. Commonly used to refer to the ceremony in Freemasonry of elevating a Master Mason to be Worshipful Master (leader) of the Lodge.
  • Installation art, art that, through the use of sculptural materials and other media, seeks to modify the way we experience a particular space
  • Install (equipment), to place, position, or fit into a position and then to connect, change, or modify in such a manner as to bring (the equipment) into service. For example to install a radio transmitter in a vehicle or to install an office intercom.
  • Install, 2004 movie starring Japanese actress Aya Ueto
  • A military base may be known as an installation
installation in German: Installation
installation in Spanish: Instalación
installation in French: Installation
installation in Korean: 설치
installation in Italian: Installazione
installation in Russian: Инсталляция
installation in Finnish: Asennus

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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