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

  Installation \In`stal*la"tion\, n. [F. installation, LL.
     installatio: cf. It. installazione. See Install.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of installing; as, the installation of the air
        conditioner took half an hour.
  
     Syn: installing, setting up.
          [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              On the election, the bishop gives a mandate for his
              installation.                         --Ayliffe.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     4. (Mil.) The whole of a military base, post, camp, outpost,
        etc., constructed and operated for support of military
        operations.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  installation
      n 1: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the
           telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn:
           installation, installing, installment, instalment]
      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, installation]
      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,
         induction, installation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "installation":
     accedence, acceptance, accession, accouterments, admission,
     admittance, agency, anchorage, apostolic orders, apparatus,
     appliances, appointment, appointments, appurtenances, armament,
     atelier, baptism, barbershop, base, beauty parlor, beauty shop,
     bench, butcher shop, calling, camp, canonization, colonization,
     coming out, company, concern, conferment, connection, consecration,
     constitution, conveniences, coronation, corporation, crowning,
     curtain raiser, debut, depot, desk, duffel, effectuation, election,
     embarkation, embarkment, enlistment, enrollment, enthronement,
     equipage, equipment, establishment, facilities, facility, firm,
     first appearance, fitting, fittings, fixation, fixtures, floating,
     flotation, formation, foundation, furnishings, furniture, gear,
     holy orders, house, immission, impedimenta, inaugural,
     inaugural address, inauguration, inception, induction, initiation,
     installations, installment, instatement, institution, introduction,
     intromission, investiture, kit, launching, lodgment, loft,
     machinery, maiden speech, major orders, materialization, materiel,
     minor orders, mooring, munition, munitions, nomination, opener,
     ordainment, orders, ordination, organization, outfit,
     paraphernalia, parlor, peopling, placement, plant, plantation,
     plumbing, population, positioning, post, preferment, preliminary,
     presentation, reading in, realization, rig, rigging, setting-up,
     settlement, settling, shop, solemnization, station, stock-in-trade,
     studio, sweatshop, tackle, taking office, things, unveiling,
     utensils, work site, work space, workbench, workhouse,
     working space, workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INSTALLATION or INSTALMENT. The act by which an officer is put in public 
  possession of the place he is to fill. The president of the United States, 
  or a governor, is installed into office, by being sworn agreeably to the 
  requisition of the constitution and laws. Vide Inauguration. 
  
  

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