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  Definition of institution
  1. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  2. an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
  3. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  4. a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater"
  5. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Similar Words: initiation, founding, foundation, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum, establishment

 

Hyponyms: authorship, paternity, home, nursing home, rest home, orphanage, orphans' asylum, penal institution, penal facility, Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit, levirate, medical institution, financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation, issuer, charity, company, religion, faith, vicariate, vicarship, educational institution, academy, honorary society

 

Derivational Morphology: introduce, innovate, create, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow, initiate, start, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute, commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge, set up, launch, pioneer

 

 
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