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institutions, plural;
  1. A society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose
    • - a certificate from a professional institution
  2. An organization providing residential care for people with special needs
    • - an institution for the mentally ill
  3. An established official organization having an important role in the life of a country, such as a bank, church, or legislature
    • - the institutions of democratic government
  4. A large company or other organization involved in financial trading
    • - the interest rate financial institutions charge one another
  5. An established law, practice, or custom
    • - the institution of marriage
  6. A well-established and familiar person, custom, or object
    • - he soon became something of a national institution
  7. The action of instituting something
    • - a delay in the institution of proceedings

  1. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  2. an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
  3. 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"
  4. initiation: 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"
  5. mental hospital: a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  6. Institutions are structures and mechanisms of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human collectivity. ...
  7. The notion of institution has been created by Joseph Goguen and Rod Burstall in the late 1970's in order to deal with the "population explosion among the logical systems used in computer science". The notion tries to capture the essence of the concept of "logical system". ...
  8. An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc; The building which houses such an organisation; A custom or practice of a society or community - marriage for example; A person long established with a certain ...
  9. (Institutional) buildings, which includes hospitals, governmental, academic, and so on.
  10. (Institutional) Capacity Building: refers to the process of creating more effective institutions through the increase of shared knowledge resources, relational resources and the capacity for mobilisation. ...
  11. (Institutional) Health care related institutions or agencies interested in fostering the purposes and objectives of the Association. Representatives receive the same benefits as Active members.
  12. (Institutional) In-house trials authored or co-authored by cancer center investigators and undergoing scientific peer-review solely by the Protocol Review and Monitoring System of the center. ...
  13. (Institutional) Message promoting general image.
  14. (Institutional) Relating to an institution in the sense of a humanly created and generally accepted social custom, usage, law, rule, principle or pattern of procedure or organization, etc., which pertains to, guides or regulates social conduct. ...
  15. (Institutional) an advertiser that promotes to its customers and the public a favourable image of the corporation and its products without trying to sell the product. Also known as "goodwill" or "corporate" advertising.
  16. (Institutional) approaches are not a theory, but they call on the researcher to pay attention to laws and organizations such as steamship companies (1840-1920) and ethnic-group self-help societies.
  17. (Institutional) or structural racial discrimination -- racial discrimination by governments, corporations, or other large organizations. (e.g. Mary cannot get a job, despite her qualifications, because she is of race Y.)
  18. (Institutions) A general term for education institutions, which may include universities, higher education colleges and further education colleges.
  19. (Institutions) Anandamohan College · Jadavpur University · Asiatic Society · Banga Mahila Vidyalaya · Bangabasi College · Bethune College · Calcutta Civil Engineering College · Calcutta Madrasah College · Calcutta Medical College · Duff College · Fort William College · Free Church Institution · ...
  20. (institutions) the rules and organisations that govern social and economic relationships and associated human interactions
  21. (1994 Institutions) Land-Grant Institutions that traditionally served Native Americans. The Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 conferred land-grant status for 29 tribal colleges that address agriculture and mechanical arts.
  22. (Institutions) Any of the following: Jails, Prisons, Hospitals, State-Operated Facilities, and Long Term Care facilities.
  23. (Institutions) Caltech, UCSD, Stanford
  24. (Institutions) Culture and, except in autocracies, experience that has been hardened into law.
  25. (Institutions) Organizations which have been gradually constructed over varying periods of time and which reflect established values, beliefs and practices. There are many different types of institutions in both Britain and the USA, ranging from the large state or public organizations (e.g. ...