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1. institution

noun. ['ˌɪnstɪˈtuːʃən'] an organization founded and united for a specific purpose.

Synonyms

  • educational institution
  • financial organisation
  • medical institution
  • religion
  • honorary society
  • financial institution
  • establishment
  • organization
  • academy
  • financial organization
  • vicarship
  • charity
  • organized religion
  • faith
  • company
  • issuer
  • vicariate

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stop
  • close
  • stand still

Etymology

  • institution (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • institutio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Institution

  • redistribution
  • electrocution
  • counterrevolution
  • distribution
  • contribution
  • substitution
  • retribution
  • prostitution
  • prosecution
  • constitution
  • restitution
  • persecution
  • lilliputian
  • execution
  • attribution
  • revolution
  • resolution
  • elocution
  • dissolution
  • diminution
  • devolution
  • confucian
  • andalusian
  • absolution
  • evolution
  • solution
  • pollution
  • dilution
  • aleutian
  • shooshan

Example sentences of the word institution


1. Noun, singular or mass
You've got to take the money to a different institution altogether.

Quotes containing the word institution


1. Any institution faces two basic choices if they hope to spark new ideas. One is to leverage the brains trust within their organization by creating a special event dedicated to new thinking. The other is to look outside themselves to stimulate solutions.
- Simon Mainwaring

2. Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced... because these things are unreliable and fleeting.
- Charles Stanley

3. Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.
- Tom Robbins

2. institution

noun. ['ˌɪnstɪˈtuːʃən'] an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated.

Synonyms

  • home
  • nursing home
  • penal facility
  • orphanage
  • penal institution
  • establishment
  • orphans' asylum

Antonyms

  • doctrine of analogy
  • cataphatism
  • natural object
  • artifact

Etymology

  • institution (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • institutio (Latin)

3. institution

noun. ['ˌɪnstɪˈtuːʃən'] a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society.

Synonyms

  • levirate
  • tradition

Antonyms

  • closing
  • trade edition
  • uncreativeness

Etymology

  • institution (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • institutio (Latin)

4. institution

noun. ['ˌɪnstɪˈtuːʃən'] the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.

Synonyms

  • paternity
  • foundation
  • beginning
  • introduction
  • commencement
  • authorship
  • founding
  • instauration
  • innovation
  • initiation
  • origination
  • start

Antonyms

  • nonalignment
  • inactivity
  • atheism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • institution (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • institutio (Latin)

5. institution

noun. ['ˌɪnstɪˈtuːʃən'] a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.

Synonyms

  • nuthouse
  • Bedlam
  • crazy house
  • infirmary
  • madhouse
  • mental institution
  • sanatorium
  • insane asylum
  • snake pit
  • mental home
  • mental hospital
  • booby hatch
  • psychiatric hospital
  • cuckoo's nest
  • funny house
  • asylum
  • loony bin
  • hospital
  • nut house

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • deactivation
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • institution (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • institutio (Latin)
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