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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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establishmentes‧tab‧lish‧ment /ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 [countable] formalBBSHOP/STORE an organization or institution, especially a business, shop etc a first-class training establishment2 the establishment3 [uncountable]START something/MAKE something START the act of starting an organization, relationship, or systemestablishment of the establishment of NATO in 1949COLLOCATIONSMeaning 1: an organization or institution, especially a business, shop etcadjectivesan educational establishment (=a school, college etc)It’s a large educational establishment with over 2,000 pupils.a medical establishment (=a hospital)New employees must undergo an examination at a medical establishment nominated by the Company.a nuclear establishment (=a place where electricity is produced from nuclear fuel)Local people are against having a nuclear establishment on their doorstep.a catering establishment (=a restaurant, cafe etc)She runs a successful catering establishment in Leeds.a modest establishment formal (=a small business, shop etc)Mineo’s Pizza House is a modest but busy establishment just off the High Street.
COLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: adjectivesthe British/American/Spanish etc establishment (=the people who have power in a particular country)The affair caused acute embarrassment to the British establishment.the political establishment (=the political rulers)His resignation stunned the political establishment.the military/defence establishmentThe committee has many political figures who are close to the military establishment.the scientific establishmentProfessor Walker’s views are not shared by the scientific establishment.the medical establishmentThe measures were introduced despite protests from the medical establishment.the religious/clerical establishmentHis teachings were unacceptable to the religious establishment of the time.the legal establishmentProminent members of the legal establishment have opposed the bill.the educational establishmentThe proposals sent shock waves throughout the educational establishment.
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establishmentEven so, an establishment tone continues to dominate the men and women of the foreign service.Health and safety habits must be learned as well as recreational pastimes, social skills, and establishment of interpersonal relations.In the bathing establishment itself the operation was long and often complicated.It is amazing how dominant the educational establishment has been for so long, which is totally unacceptable.And that tosses it into the lap of the medical establishment.The smaller retail establishments in town serve mainly tourists.Neither man can run on a platform of burning down the establishment.It is apparent that he followed Miller's advice on the establishment of lawns and walks.establishment ofExperts have called for the establishment of new health guidelines.
From Longman Business Dictionaryestablishmentes‧tab‧lish‧ment /ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/ noun1[countable] formal a business organization such as a shop or hotelMicrowave ovens are now an essential piece of equipment in catering establishments (=restaurants etc).a financial establishment2[uncountable] when a company, organization, system etc is establishedthe establishment of a final-salary pension scheme3the Establishment the group of people in a society who have a lot of power and influence and who are often opposed to any kind of change or new ideas
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