institution  

  • Pronunciation Video of institution

  • Pronunciation of institution: IH0 N S T IH0 T UW1 SH AH0 N (,ɪnstɪ'tuʃən)

  • Number of syllables of institution: 4

  • Definition of institution

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated  
    • (n): a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): an organization founded and united for a specific purpose  
  • Examples of institution

    • The name of the institution was formalized.  
    • The institution of kingship was general.  
    • The administration of this institution is praiseworthy.  
    • Discipline is the hallmark of the institution.  
    • The girls escape the institution.  
    • He managed the finances of the institution.  
    • Excellency is the essence of this institution.  
    • The political events after the end of the war affected the institution.  
    • The church was undoubtedly the most important social institution in the colony.  
    • The social function of the institution was executed by the fulfillment of roles.  

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