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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


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


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

Domain categorybionomics, ecology, environmental science

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


Broader (hypernym)cogent evidence, proof

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