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establishment

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Establishment \Es*tab"lish*ment\, noun [Cf. OF. establissement, F. ['e]tablissement.]

1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.

2. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.

3. That which is established; as: (a) A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England. (b) A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or organization. (c) The place in which one is permanently fixed for residence or business; residence, including grounds, furniture, equipage, etc.; with which one is fitted out; also, any office or place of business, with its fixtures; that which serves for the carrying on of a business; as, to keep up a large establishment; a manufacturing establishment.

Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment. --W. Irving.

{Establishment of the port} (Hydrography), a datum on which the tides are computed at the given port, obtained by observation, viz., the interval between the moon's passage over the meridian and the time of high water at the port, on the days of new and full moon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

establishment

noun

1: the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club" [syn: {constitution}, {establishment}, {formation}, {organization}, {organisation}]

2: an organization founded and united for a specific purpose [syn: {institution}, {establishment}]

3: 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" [syn: {administration}, {governance}, {governing body}, {establishment}, {brass}, {organization}, {organisation}]

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

5: any large organization

6: (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat [syn: {establishment}, {ecesis}]

7: the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof [syn: {establishment}, {validation}]


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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