Dictionary Results for institution

1. institution - noun

· an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

Synonym(s): establishment

Hypernym(s): organization, organisation

2. institution - noun

· an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

Hypernym(s): establishment

3. institution - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): custom, tradition

4. institution - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): initiation, founding, foundation, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration

Hypernym(s): beginning, start, commencement

5. institution - noun

· a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

Synonym(s): mental_hospital, psychiatric_hospital, mental_institution, mental_home, insane_asylum, asylum

Hypernym(s): hospital, infirmary

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