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Dictionary definition for: Establishment

1. (n) 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"

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

3. (n) 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 rec

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

5. (n) any large organization

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

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

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