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College vs. Institute

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Collegenoun

(obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.

Institutenoun

An organization founded to promote a cause

‘I work in a medical research institute.’;

Collegenoun

(in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.

‘College of Cardinals, College of Surgeons’;

Institutenoun

An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects

Collegenoun

(politics) An electoral college.

Institutenoun

The building housing such an institution

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Collegenoun

An academic institution.

Institutenoun

(obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.

Collegenoun

A specialized division of a university.

‘College of Engineering’;

Institutenoun

(obsolete) That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.

Collegenoun

An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.

Institutenoun

The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.

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Collegenoun

Attendance at an institution of higher education.

‘These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.’;

Instituteverb

(transitive) To begin or initiate (something); to found.

‘He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.’;

Collegenoun

A postsecondary institution that offers vocational training and/or associate's degrees.

Instituteverb

To train, instruct.

Collegenoun

A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.

‘Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London’;

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

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Collegenoun

(UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level; sixth form.

Instituteverb

To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.

Collegenoun

(UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).

Instituteadjective

(obsolete) Established; organized; founded.

Collegenoun

A high school or secondary school.

‘Eton College’;

Institute

Established; organized; founded.

‘They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute, very few to suffice.’;

Collegenoun

(Australia) A private (non-government) primary or high school.

Instituteverb

To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.

Collegenoun

(Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, possibly having its own tutors.

Instituteverb

To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society.

‘Whenever any from of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.’;

Collegenoun

(in Chile) A bilingual school.

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

‘We institute your GraceTo be our regent in these parts of France.’;

Collegenoun

A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops.

‘The college of the cardinals.’; ‘Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this.’;

Instituteverb

To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.

‘And haply instituteA course of learning and ingenious studies.’;

Collegenoun

A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges.

Instituteverb

To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct.

‘If children were early instituted, knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.’;

Collegenoun

A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.

Instituteverb

To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.

Collegenoun

Fig.: A community.

‘Thick as the college of the bees in May.’;

Institutenoun

The act of instituting; institution.

Collegenoun

the body of faculty and students of a college

Institutenoun

That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom.

Collegenoun

an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

Institutenoun

Hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n.

‘They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.’; ‘To make the Stoics' institutes thy own.’;

Collegenoun

British slang for prison

Institutenoun

An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute.

Collegenoun

a complex of buildings in which a college is housed

Institutenoun

The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.

College

A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.

Institutenoun

an association organized to promote art or science or education

Instituteverb

set up or lay the groundwork for;

‘establish a new department’;

Instituteverb

avance or set forth in court;

‘bring charges’; ‘institute proceedings’;

Institute

An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose. They are often research organisations (research institutes) created to do research on specific topics.

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