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30 / 11 / 2004

FACILITY vs. INSTALLATION: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we look at the differences between the nouns FACILITY and INSTALLATION. Sometimes they can be used as synonyms, but not usually. A facility is a place and installation is a process. FACILITY Meaning: buildings or pieces of equipment that have a specific use. The emphasis is on how we use these buildings or pieces of equipment. Example 1: There are no exercise facilities in this city. Example 2: The Parents Association collected money in order to build new play facilities for the children. INSTALLATION Meaning: the process of putting a new system or piece of equipment in its place and preparing it for use. Example 3: The installation 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. Example 4: They made changes to the existing installation. Example 5: The oil pipeline installations in the old Soviet Union are being disputed by several ex-members. Example 6: The government is increasing its military installations in the Middle East. In these last examples, installation is being used very similarly to facility. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!