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 for encampment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encampment \En*camp"ment\, n.
     1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army
        or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.
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     2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp;
        tents pitched or huts erected for temporary lodgings.
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              A square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient
              for the encampment of twenty thousand Romans.
                                                    --Gibbon.
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              A green encampment yonder meets the eye. --Guardian.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  encampment
      n 1: a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent [syn:
           campsite, campground, camping site, camping ground,
           bivouac, encampment, camping area]
      2: temporary living quarters specially built by the army for
         soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were
         grumbling" [syn: camp, encampment, cantonment,
         bivouac]
      3: the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp [syn:
         camping, encampment, bivouacking, tenting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "encampment":
     Konzentrationslager, Lager, barrack, barracks, bivouac,
     bivouacking, camp, campground, camping, campsite, cantonment,
     casern, concentration camp, detention camp, hobo jungle, lines,
     tented field, tenting
  
  

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