• Water gas installation
    Water gas installation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n installation the act of installing something (as equipment) "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
    • n installation a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
    • n installation a formal entry into an organization or position or office "his initiation into the club","he was ordered to report for induction into the army","he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
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Magnetic concentrating installation Magnetic concentrating installation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower
    • Installation the act of installing (a person) or giving possession of an office, rank, or order, with the usual rites or ceremonies; as, the installation of an ordained minister in a parish. "On the election, the bishop gives a mandate for his installation ."
    • Installation The act of installing; as, the installation of the air conditioner took half an hour.
    • Installation (Mil) The whole of a military base, post, camp, outpost, etc., constructed and operated for support of military operations.
    • Installation (Mech) The whole of a system of machines, apparatus, and accessories, sometimes including the buildings and gorounds on which they are located, when set up and arranged for practical working, as in electric lighting, transmission of power, etc.; as, our installation in Baton Rouge can produce ten thousand gallons a day; we should move our drying installation from building A to building B.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House
    • n installation The act of installing; the formal induction of a person into a rank, an order, or an official position: as, the installation of a Knight of the Garter; the installation of a clergyman over a charge. In the Church of England the installation of a canon or prebendary of a cathedral consists in solemnly inducting him into his stall in the choir and his place in the chapter. The installation of an archbishop or a bishop is called enthronization. Installation differs from institution, which is the act by which a bishop commits the spiritual care of a parish to the clergyman nominated, and also from induction into a parish, which gives him temporal possession of the goods and income annexed to the cure of souls. In non-episcopal churches installation is a religious service placing the minister elect over his particular charge, and differs from ordination in that the latter inducts the clergyman into the pastoral office generally, while installation places him over the particular church or parish to which he is called: he is ordained but once; he is installed whenever he takes a new parish.
    • n installation A placing in position for service or use; also, a complete mechanical apparatus or “plant” in position and ready for use: especially used of electrical apparatus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
    • ns Installation the act of installing or placing in an office with ceremonies: a placing in position for use, also a general term for the complete mechanical apparatus for electric lighting, &c
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  • Quentin Crisp
    “An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.”
  • Jacob Riis
    Jacob Riis
    “Some defeats are only installments to victory.”
  • Martin Mull
    Martin Mull
    “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    “But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.”
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
    “Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. installation, LL. installatio,: cf. It. installazione,. See Install
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. installarein, in, stallum, a stall—Old High Ger. stal (Ger. stall), Eng. stall.


In literature:

A power plant and radio antenna were set up and the installation was finally completed.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
You can name whatever sum you choose for your board, and I will give it to you in quarterly instalments for your pensioners.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
So radiant heaters had to be installed and powered to warm up the hull to where an atmosphere could exist in it.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The energetic Teuton did not hesitate to install an American machine or a line of American goods.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Katherine obeyed, her courage returning as she found herself thus strangely installed within the fortress she feared to attack.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
In order to facilitate the use of the electric range, your Lighting Company gives an instruction book with every installation.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
It was his job to read the complicated blueprints and keep the construction and installation work proceeding on schedule.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
Additional buildings and machinery, together with a new generating-plant, are now being installed.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Any man who has the courage, and sufficient faith in humanity to install the hospice system in America will reap a rich reward.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
I installed my companions at the Maas Hotel, overlooking the same old Meuse, and then started back through the rain toward Antwerp.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson

In poetry:

"I lost, for I couldn't pay
That first instalment up;
But here's 'taters smoking hot—I say,
Let's stop, my boy, and sup."
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
PAUL. If you must,
Let the first instalment be
Just to take my wife away.
Thurs you will reward us two;
She'll be glad to go with you,
I, without her, glad to stay.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

I love all of the safety features and the easy to install base.
It took crews about 20 minutes to hoist the 12 ton beam, and install it.
Shalom Neuman's "Lamed Vav Installation #1" Acrylic painting on plywood with found objects, lights, music and video.
First Thursday, Sept 6, will mark the third installment of one of Boise's best musical shindigs: The 208 Music Video Show.
On the latest installment of our series, I'll tell you why efficiency matters when it comes to ice drilling.
The DFC90 autopilot will use Avidyne's new ASA575 servos for installations in aircraft with no previous autopilot , or when upgrading an aircraft from a previously-installed King autopilot .
Avidyne's new DFC90 installed in a Piper Mirage.
What's the Average Cost to Install a Solar-Electric System to Power Your Home.
Avis Installs Px Speech IVR System to Handle Simple Transactions.
Jordan installs its fourth minister in 14 months.
You'll find specialty canvas awning installers listed in the Yellow Pages under " Awnings and Canopies".
Solair's white glove installation network has been trained to install and service retractable awnings anywhere in the United States.
"This new service allows homeowners to receive the added satisfaction of knowing their awning is properly installed by trained experts," Haigler said.
The model B-52 would be presented to Minot Air Force Base and installed there.
Paul and Damon McCarthy's "Rebel Dabble Babble " installation view.

In science:

For any graphics routines, the user will need a verson of PGPLOT and install ppgplot as a Python library.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
Nevertheless, future high-precision spectrographs installed on 8 –10m telescopes and next-generation ELTs should be able to carry out RV surveys in a large sample of clusters, thereby permitting large-scale comparisons between stars of different masses and metallicities.
Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars. I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349
We present results on the performance of the first prototype o f the CASTOR quartz-tungsten sampling calorimeter, to be installed in the very forward region of the CMS experiment at the LHC.
First performance studies of a prototype for the CASTOR forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment
We present results of the performance of the second prototype of the CASTOR quartz-tungsten sampling calorimeter, to be installed in the very forward region of the CMS experiment at the LHC.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment
CASTOR will be installed in the CMS experiment at 14.38 m from the interaction point, covering the pseudorapidity range 5.2 < h < 6.6 and will, thus, contribute not only to the heavy ion programme, but also to diffractive and low-x physics in pp collisions .
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment