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es·tab·lish·ment

establishment

 
 
pronunciation:
ih stae blihsh mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of establishing.
We celebrated the establishment of a new school in our town.
similar words:
foundation, introduction, settlement
definition 2: (often capitalized) the people in control of society or government.
In the 1960s, many young people in America and Europe were opposed to the values of the Establishment.
similar words:
government
definition 3: a business, or a place of business.
We always get our hair cut at that establishment.
similar words:
business, firm