1. The act of installing; as, the installation of the air conditioner took half an hour.
Syn: -- installing, setting up.
2. Hence: 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. --Ayliffe.
3. 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.
n 1: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the
telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn: installing,
2: a building or place that provides a particular service or is
used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an
enormous facility" [syn: facility]
3: 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" [syn: initiation,