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Definition of 'establishment'


  1. the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
       Synonyms: constitution formation organization organisation
  2. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
       Synonyms: institution
  3. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
       Synonyms: administration governance governing body brass organization organisation
  4. a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  5. any large organization
  6. (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
       Synonyms: ecesis
  7. the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
       Synonyms: validation

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