emplacement

[em-pleys-muhnt]
noun
1.
Fortification. the space, platform, or the like, for a gun or battery and its accessories.
2.
a putting in place or position; location: the emplacement of a wall.
3.
Geology.
a.
the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position.
b.
the development of an ore deposit in a particular place.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French, equivalent to obsolete emplac(er) to place (em- em-1 + placer to place) + -ment -ment

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emplacement (ɪmˈpleɪsmənt)
 
n
1.  a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon
2.  the act of putting or state of being put in place
 
[C19: from French, from obsolete emplacer to put in position, from place]

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emplacement
1802, from Fr. emplacement, from en- + placement.
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Example sentences
Photo interpreters examined his photos and discovered that the dune was a gun emplacement, which was added to the maps.
Somewhere in the forest interior an old concrete gun emplacement sagged in defeat.
During emplacement, several hundred meters of bathymetric relief restricted rapid sedimentation to outside the glacial margins.
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