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English noun: establishment

1. establishment (act) the act of forming or establishing something


SamplesThe constitution of a PTA group last year.
It was the establishment of his reputation.
He still remembers the organization of the club.


Synonymsconstitution, formation, organisation, organization


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)collectivisation, collectivization, colonisation, colonization, communisation, communization, federation, settlement, unionisation, unionization

2. establishment (group) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose


Synonymsinstitution


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)academy, charity, company, educational institution, faith, financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization, honorary society, issuer, medical institution, organized religion, religion, vicariate, vicarship

3. establishment (group) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsadministration, brass, governance, governing body, organisation, organization


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)bench, county council, Curia, executive, government officials, judiciary, management, officialdom, top brass


Part holonymhierarchy, pecking order, power structure


Part meronymauthorities, government, regime


Member holonymadvisory board, planning board

4. establishment (artifact) a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)academy, business establishment, institution, perfumery, phrontistery, place of business, poorhouse, school system, university


Domain categorybusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

5. establishment (group) any large organization


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

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


Synonymsecesis


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Domain categorybionomics, ecology, environmental science

7. establishment (cognition) the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof


Synonymsvalidation


Broader (hypernym)cogent evidence, proof









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