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Definition of establishment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (formal) an organization, a large institution, or a hotel an educational establishment a research establishment The hotel is a comfortable and well-run establishment.
  2. 2the Establishment [singular] (often disapproving) the people in a society or a profession who have influence and power and who usually do not support change the medical/military/political, etc. establishment young people rebelling against the Establishment orthodox Establishment views
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of starting or creating something that is meant to last for a long time The speaker announced the establishment of a new college. the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries
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