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Institute vs. Institution

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Institutenoun

An organization founded to promote a cause

‘I work in a medical research institute.’;

Institutionnoun

A custom or practice of a society or community.

‘The institution of marriage is present in many cultures but its details vary widely across them.’;

Institutenoun

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

Institutionnoun

An organization similarly long established and respected, particularly one involved with education, public service, or charity work.

‘The University of the South Pacific is the only internationally-accredited institution of higher education in Oceania.’;

Institutenoun

The building housing such an institution

Institutionnoun

The building or buildings which house such an organization.

‘He's been in an institution since the crash.’;

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Institutenoun

(obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.

Institutionnoun

(informal) Other places or businesses similarly long established and respected.

‘Over time, the local pub has become something of an institution.’;

Institutenoun

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

Institutionnoun

(informal) A person similarly long established in a place, position, or field.

‘She's not just any old scholar; she is an institution.’;

Institutenoun

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

Institutionnoun

The act of instituting something.

‘The institution of higher speed limits was a popular move but increased the severity of crashes.’;

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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.’;

Institutionnoun

(obsolete) That which institutes or instructs, particularly a textbook or system of elements or rules.

Instituteverb

To train, instruct.

Institutionnoun

The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.

‘The institution of God's law is described as being established by solemn injunction.’;

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

Institutionnoun

Instruction; education.

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Instituteverb

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

Institutionnoun

That which instituted or established

‘The nature of our people,Our city's institutions.’;

Instituteadjective

(obsolete) Established; organized; founded.

Institutionnoun

An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution.

‘We ordered a lunch (the most delightful of English institutions, next to dinner) to be ready against our return.’;

Institute

Established; organized; founded.

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

Institutionnoun

That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.

‘There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, . . . being an institution of physic.’;

Instituteverb

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

Institutionnoun

an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

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.’;

Institutionnoun

an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

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

Institutionnoun

a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society;

‘the institution of marriage’; ‘the institution of slavery’; ‘he had become an institution in the theater’;

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.’;

Institutionnoun

the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;

‘she looked forward to her initiation as an adult’; ‘the foundation of a new scientific society’; ‘he regards the fork as a modern introduction’;

Instituteverb

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

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

Institutionnoun

a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

Instituteverb

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

Institution

Institutions, according to Samuel P. Huntington, are . Institutions can refer to mechanisms which govern the behavior of a set of individuals within a given community, and are identified with a social purpose, transcending individuals and intentions by mediating the rules that govern living behavior.

‘stable, valued, recurring patterns of behavior’;

Institutenoun

The act of instituting; institution.

Institutenoun

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

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.’;

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.

Institutenoun

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

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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