Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A prepared position, such as a mounting or silo, for a military weapon.
  • noun The act of putting into a certain position; placement.
  • noun Position; location.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A placing or fixing in place; location.
  • noun Place or site.
  • noun The platform or bed prepared for a gun and its carriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A putting in, or assigning to, a definite place; localization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An installation that houses a military weapon.
  • noun A place where a thing is located; the act of placing something somewhere.
  • noun geology The inclusion of igneous rock in older rocks, or the development or localization of an ore body in older rocks. The latter is referred to as ore deposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
  • noun military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from obsolete emplacer, to place in position : en-, in; see en– + Old French place, open space; see place.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French emplacement, from en- + placement

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