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Definition 1: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new - [noun denoting act]

Samples where institution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
  • the foundation of a new scientific society

Synonyms for institution in the sense of this definition

(institution is a kind of ...) the act of starting something

"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

(... is a kind of institution ) the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing

"the authorship of the theory is disputed"

Definition 2: an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated - [noun denoting artifact]

(institution is a kind of ...) a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution where people are cared for

"a home for the elderly"

(... is a kind of institution ) a public institution for the care of orphans

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public

Definition 3: a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for institution in the sense of this definition

(institution is a kind of ...) a health facility where patients receive treatment

(... is a kind of institution ) pejorative terms for an insane asylum

Definition 4: a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where institution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the institution of marriage
  • the institution of slavery
  • he had become an institution in the theater

(institution is a kind of ...) a specific practice of long standing

(... is a kind of institution ) the biblical institution whereby a man must marry the widow of his childless brother in order to maintain the brother's line

Definition 5: an organization founded and united for a specific purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for institution in the sense of this definition

(institution is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution dedicated to education

(... is a kind of institution ) the religious institution under the authority of a vicar

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution created to conduct business

"he only invests in large well-established companies" "he started the company in his garage"

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution set up to provide help to the needy

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution that issues something (securities or publications or currency etc.)

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution created for the practice of medicine

(... is a kind of institution ) an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

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