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emplacement

[em-pleys-muh nt] /ɛmˈpleɪs mənt/
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.
  1. the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position.
  2. the development of an ore deposit in a particular place.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French, equivalent to obsolete emplac(er) to place (em- em-1 + placer to place) + -ment -ment
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for emplacement

emplacement

/ɪmˈpleɪsmənt/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from French, from obsolete emplacer to put in position, from place
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Word Origin and History for emplacement
n.

1802, from French emplacement "place, situation," from emplacer (16c.), from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + placer "to place" (see place (v.)). Gunnery sense attested from 1811.

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