institutionalization

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Derived from institution.

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnstɪˌtjuːʃnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/

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institutionalization (plural institutionalizations)

  1. the process of establishing a practice as a norm
    The government began the institutionalization of background checks for internet users.
  2. the process of committing a person to a facility where their freedom to leave will be restrained, usually a mental hospital
    The institutionalization of Syd Barrett was a major event in the history of the rock group Pink Floyd.

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