establishment establishment  /ɪ ˈstæb lɪʃ mənt/


  1. (n) the act of forming or establishing something
  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
  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


  1. Then he put it on the calendar right after Iowa and New Hampshire, the ideal spot for the party establishment to kill an insurgent candidate's momentum.
  2. The alternate universe goes like this: The last thing Obama ought to do is pick a figure from the Washington establishment.
  3. Then he scheduled it right after Iowa and New Hampshire, the ideal spot for the party establishment to suppress an insurgent candidate's momentum.


  1. North American Partners in Anesthesia's Frank Overdyk Discusses Evidence-Based Initiatives for Improving Clinical ...

    Establishment of Clinical Registries for Anesthesiology Management a Key Goal
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. FiveThirtyEight: Domestic Surveillance Could Create a Divide in the 2016 Primaries

    Attitudes toward the security state could split the establishment from outsiders within each party, possibly creating a wedge issue in both party primaries in 2016.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. BioTek Instruments Announces Establishment Of Japanese Office

    BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Japan.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: BioresearchOnline


  1. "Our duty is to foil these dangerous schemes, which try to prevent the establishment of an Islamic state in Iraq, which would be a wall of resistance against American schemes to divide Iraq," Bin Laden said.
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: News24

  2. Rice said the United States "sees the establishment of a Palestinian state and a two-state solution as absolutely essential for the future, not just of Palestinians and Israelis but also for the Middle East and indeed to American interests."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: CNN International

  3. "At the end of that period, we will commence a process of assessment to examine the conditions on the ground," Petraeus said, according to Delaware Online."This approach does not allow [the] establishment of a set withdrawal timetable....
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: AHN

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