From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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institutionin‧sti‧tu‧tion /ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən $ -ˈtuː-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun 1 BM[countable] a large organization that has a particular kind of work or purposefinancial/educational/research etc institution the government and other political institutions powerful institutions such as world banks the Institution of Electrical Engineerssee thesaurus at organization2 SSTRADITION[countable] an important system of organization in society that has existed for a long time social institutions such as the family and religionthe institution of marriage/monarchy etc The scandal threatened to undermine the institution of the presidency.3 [countable] a building that people are sent to when they need to be looked after, for example old people or children with no parents – often used to show disapproval I was determined not to put my mother in an institution. a mental institution (=for the mentally ill)4 START something/MAKE something START[uncountable] when something is started or introduced, especially something relating to the law or politicsinstitution of the institution of divorce proceedings5 be an institution
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institutionTrading in ivory had become an institution in this part of Africa.Tokyo University is the most important educational institution in Japan.a financial institutionThe change in the law has been welcomed by banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.A major study of women and heart disease is being carried out by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.Church leaders are meeting this week to discuss ways of preserving the institution of marriage.the institution of marriageChildren in these institutions do not receive good care because the government cannot afford etc institutionNearly half of the annual total debt amount was accounted for by only 36 financial institutions, Kuroda said.His sights also are set on putting Clark Atlanta University on the global map as a research institution.Mr Major has already discovered that repossessions and defaults cost the government money as well as damaging consumer confidence and financial institutions.These networks connect universities and research institutions at data transmission speeds ranging from 64 kilobits per second to 2 megabits per second.This represented a most enlightened step, which is perhaps even more remarkable when one appreciates that no educational institution was involved.And, within business, our analysis has drawn attention to the role of financial institutions centred on the City of London.Profitability is the major aim of banks and most other financial institutions.This could have a destabilising affect on smaller financial institutions.the institution of marriage/monarchy etcNo hunter-gatherer society supports more than occasional polygamy, and the institution of marriage is virtually universal.It is associated with the Catholic Church, the institution of marriage, loyalty to the fatherland, and belief in general.There has been a marked fall in church-going; in all our cities, the institution of marriage is in severe decline.Such policies have surely contributed to destabilizing the institution of marriage.Out of fear of insecurity emerges the institution of marriage.To some extent, this may indicate a lessening preference for the institutions of marriage.Does this mean that the institutions of marriage and the family are breaking down?Today the institution of monarchy is not a topic of controversy in Britain.mental institutionSally spent several years in an institution.Crazy Rita is in a mental institution.Thornton also stars as a mildly retarded man who returns to his hometown after 25 years in a mental institution.Psychiatrists argue that closing down mental institutions will lead to more homeless people on our streets.The same goes for mental institutions and so forth.Next, we have Walter impounded in a large mental institution with other inmates, played by real mentally handicapped people.Recently escaped from the state mental institution.What movie do Brad Pitt and Willis watch in the mental institution?Subsequent investigation showed that Wingate had been interned in various mental institutions for the past seven years of his life.institution ofThey approved the institution of a new law.
From King Business Dictionaryinstitutionin‧sti‧tu‧tion /ˌɪnstəˈtjuːʃən-ˈtuː-/ noun1[countable] a large important organizationJapanese institutions are steadily increasing their presence in Europe.the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors depository institution financial institution2[uncountable] the introduction of a new system or ruleMost companies are in favour of the institution of a common economic policy.3[countable]LAW an established system or custom that is accepted in lawthe institution of private property