VS.

Deinstitutionalization vs. Institutionalization

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Deinstitutionalizationnoun

the process of abolishing a practice that has been considered a norm

‘The government began the deinstitutionalization of background checks for certain Federal jobs.’;

Institutionalizationnoun

the process of establishing a practice as a norm

‘The government began the institutionalization of background checks for internet users.’;

Deinstitutionalizationnoun

the process of releasing a person from a facility where their freedom to leave has been restrained

‘The deinstitutionalization of minor offenders helps reduce prison overcrowding.’;

Institutionalizationnoun

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.’;

Deinstitutionalizationnoun

the process of reducing a person's dependence on an institutional environment

‘After thirty years in the asylum, deinstitutionalization would present many problems.’;

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