FACILITY vs. INSTALLATION
30 / 11 / 2004
FACILITY vs. INSTALLATION: meaning and examples
Today we look at the differences between the nouns FACILITY
. Sometimes they can be used as synonyms, but not usually. A facility
is a place and installation
is a process.
: buildings or pieces of equipment that have a specific use. The emphasis is on how
we use these buildings or pieces of equipment.
There are no exercise facilities
in this city.
The Parents Association collected money in order to build new play facilities
for the children.
: the process of putting a new system or piece of equipment in its place and preparing it for use.
of the new computer system will take several weeks.
However, sometimes we also use the noun installation
to refer to a building, structure, system or piece of equipment that has been installed.
They made changes to the existing installation
The oil pipeline installations
in the old Soviet Union are being disputed by several ex-members.
The government is increasing its military installations
in the Middle East.
In these last examples, installation
is being used very similarly to facility
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