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institution +‎ -al.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl/


institutional (comparative more institutional, superlative most institutional)

  1. Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or organized along the lines of an institution.
  2. Instituted by authority.
  3. Elementary; rudimentary.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for institutional in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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