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I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.
Madonna Ciccone

Meaning of "institution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INSTITUTION

institution  [ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INSTITUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Institution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INSTITUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Institution

An institution is any structure or mechanism of social order governing the behaviour of a set of individuals within a given community; may it be human or a specific animal one. Institutions are identified with a social purpose, transcending individuals and intentions by mediating the rules that govern living behavior. The term "institution" is commonly applied to customs and behavior patterns important to a society, as well as to particular formal organizations of government and public services. As structures and mechanisms of social order among certain species, institutions are one of the principal objects of study in the social sciences, such as political science, anthropology, economics, and sociology. Institutions are also a central concern for law, the formal mechanism for political rule-making and enforcement.

Definition of institution in the English dictionary

The first definition of institution in the dictionary is the act of instituting. Other definition of institution is an organization or establishment founded for a specific purpose, such as a hospital, church, company, or college. Institution is also the building where such an organization is situated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INSTITUTION


allocution
ˌæləˈkjuːʃən
attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
circumlocution
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən
comminution
ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃən
Confucian
kənˈfjuːʃən
constitution
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
destitution
ˌdɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
diminution
ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prosecution
ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən
prostitution
ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
redistribution
ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
reinstitution
ˌriːɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
restitution
ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
retribution
ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INSTITUTION

instinctually
institorial
institute
instituter
institutes
institutional
institutional investor
institutionalisation
institutionalise
institutionalism
institutionalist
institutionalization
institutionalize
institutionalized
institutionally
institutionary
institutist
institutive
institutively
institutor

WORDS THAT END LIKE INSTITUTION

absolution
accreditation
American Revolution
caution
dilution
dissolution
evolution
First Amendment of the Constitution
French Revolution
high resolution
high-resolution
Industrial Revolution
New Year resolution
normal distribution
October Revolution
Poisson distribution
pollution
precaution
resolution
revolution
solution

Synonyms and antonyms of institution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INSTITUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «institution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of institution

Translation of «institution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INSTITUTION

Find out the translation of institution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of institution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «institution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公共机构
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

institución
570 millions of speakers

English

institution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संस्था
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَسَّسَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

учреждение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

instituição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিষ্ঠান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

institution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Institusi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Institution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

機関
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Institusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cơ quan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறுவனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संस्था
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

istituzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

instytucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

установа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

instituție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ίδρυμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

instelling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

institution
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

institusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of institution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INSTITUTION»

The term «institution» is very widely used and occupies the 3.101 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INSTITUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «institution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «institution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about institution

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10 QUOTES WITH «INSTITUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word institution.
1
Bashar al-Assad
You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind.
2
Tatyana Ali
Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery?
3
Nita Ambani
An institution is beyond any individual. It breathes and lives on its own and always will.
4
Eric Betzig
In my opinion, the only real asset one has is one's reputation, right? I mean, any company and institution can go belly up at any time. But if you have a good reputation, you know, you can usually find somebody who can - who thinks they can use what you have to offer.
5
Edward McKendree Bounds
Preaching is God's great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold; when wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results.
6
Joseph P. Bradley
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all.
7
Michael N. Castle
Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations.
8
Raul Castro
Only the Communist Party, as the institution that brings together the revolutionary vanguard and will always guarantee the unity of Cubans, can be the worthy heir of the trust deposited by the people in their leader.
9
Madonna Ciccone
I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.
10
Bainbridge Colby
And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INSTITUTION»

Discover the use of institution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to institution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the ...
In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today.
Albert J. Raboteau, 2004
2
Peculiar Institution
In American history, the "peculiar institution" is slavery. Anyone who thinks its vestiges were wiped out by the Emancipation Proclamation or civil rights laws should read this book and think again.
David Garland, 2012
3
On Charisma and Institution Building
Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building is a volume in "The Heritage of Sociology," a series edited by Morris Janowitz.
Max Weber, S. N. Eisenstadt, 1968
4
Governing with the News: The News Media as a Political ...
Examines the evolution of the American news media's connection with the American political process and suggests that government control of the mass media weakens the mission of reporters.
Timothy E. Cook, 1998
5
The Imaginary Institution of Society
As a work of social theory, I would argue that it belongs in a class with the writings of Habermas and Arendt". -- Jay Bernstein, University of Essex This is one of the most original and important works of contemporary European thought.
Cornelius Castoriadis, 1998
6
Rich's: A Southern Institution
For the first time, learn the true stories behind Penelope Penn, Fashionata, The Great Tree, the Pink Pig, Rich's famous coconut cake and much more, including how events at the downtown Atlanta store helped John F. Kennedy become America's ...
Jeff Clemmons, 2012
7
Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy
Read it less for plot than sharp satire, Jarrell’s forte.”—Mary Welp “One of the wittiest books of modern times.”—New York Times “[T]he father of the modern campus novel, and the wittiest of them all.
Randall Jarrell, 2010
8
Friendship As a Social Institution
Originally published under title: Social relationships, Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., [1970].
Michal M. McCall, Gerald D. Suttles, Suzanne B. Kurth, 2010
9
Barbecue: The History of an American Institution
A book that draws on old letters, journals, newspapers, dairies and travelogues traces the history of a favorite American pastime, from its origins among the Native Americans to its present-day popularity.
Robert F. Moss, 2010
10
Law as a Social Institution
This book develops the rudiments of a sociological perspective on state law and legal theory.
Hamish Ross, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INSTITUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term institution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Demands 'Full Institution' of …
U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer, who received the Medal of Honor in 2011 for his service in Afghanistan, called for “a full institution of the 2nd ... «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
2
TV Review: Denigrating the institution of marriage - The Irish News
In Northern Ireland the debate around gay marriage is currently raging with those against equality arguing it would denigrate the institution of ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
3
Granting institution of one asserted ground of unpatentability …
Takeaway: Institution of a ground of unpatentability relying upon a prior art published patent application may be denied where, instead of ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
4
Fresh blood joins Glyndŵr University board at 'crucial time' - Daily Post
The Wrexham institution has just appointed the Bank of England's former agent for Wales, Neil Ashbridge, Denbighshire County Council ... «Daily Post North Wales, Jul 15»
5
Marriage a human institution established for all, religious or not
John Haldane contains the inaccurate perspective that somehow marriage is "a religious institution first" and that the "state co-opted the term. «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
6
West Green teen sent to young offenders institution for beating two …
A TEENAGER has been sent to a young offenders institution after being found guilty of beating two people with weapons. Harry Jupp, from ... «Crawley News, Jul 15»
7
Hingham Institution for Savings (HIFS) Issues Earnings Results …
Hingham Institution for Savings logo Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) announced its earnings results on Thursday. «The Legacy, Jul 15»
8
Leo Burnett Change, Royal National Lifeboat Institution Challenge …
Leo Burnett Change, the causevertising arm of Leo Burnett London, launched a new PSA spot for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution inviting ... «AgencySpy, Jul 15»
9
President Obama Visits Federal Correctional Institution In El Re …
On Thursday, he visited the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno. It is part of a weeklong focus by the president on inequities in the ... «news9.com KWTV, Jul 15»
10
Lockdown and search at Drumheller Institution
CALGARY – The Drumheller Institution was placed under a lockdown on Wednesday so staff could search the facility for contraband items. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Institution [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/institution>. Aug 2019 ».
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