institution

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From Old French institution, from Latin institutio, from instituere (to set up), from in (in, on) + statuere (to set up, establish).

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institution (plural institutions)

  1. An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc.
  2. The building which houses such an organisation.
  3. A custom or practice of a society or community, marriage for example.
  4. (informal) A person long established with a certain place or position.
  5. The act of instituting.
  6. (obsolete) That which institutes or instructs; a textbook or system of elements or rules.
    There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, [] being an institution of physic. — Evelyn.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin institutionem (accusative of institutio).

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institution f (plural institutions)

  1. institution

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institution c

  1. an institution (an established organization)
  2. an institution (a habit)
  3. an institution (a person)
  4. a department (at a university)
    datavetenskapliga institutionen
    department of computer science
    institutionen för fysik
    department of physics

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