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institution

noun (n)

  • an organization founded and united for a specific purpose (noun.group)
    Synonym: establishment
    source: wordnet30
  • an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The institution of marriage.
    The institution of slavery.
    He had become an institution in the theater.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school. (noun)
    source: webster1913
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