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Institute vs. Institution

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The main difference between Institute and Institution is that the Institute is a organisational body created for a certain purpose and Institution is a structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behaviour of a set of individuals within a given community.

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  • Institute (noun)

    An organization founded to promote a cause

    "I work in a medical research institute."

  • Institute (noun)

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

  • Institute (noun)

    The building housing such an institution

  • Institute (noun)

    The act of instituting; institution.

  • Institute (noun)

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

  • Institute (noun)

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

  • Institute (verb)

    To begin or initiate (something); to found.

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

  • Institute (verb)

    To train, instruct.

  • Institute (verb)

    To nominate; to appoint.

  • Institute (verb)

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

  • Institute (adjective)

    Established; organized; founded.

  • Institution (noun)

    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."

  • Institution (noun)

    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."

  • Institution (noun)

    The building or buildings which house such an organization.

    "He's been in an institution since the crash."

  • Institution (noun)

    Other places or businesses similarly long established and respected.

    "Over time, the local pub has become something of an institution."

  • Institution (noun)

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

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

  • Institution (noun)

    The act of instituting something.

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

  • Institution (noun)

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

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  • Institute

    Established; organized; founded.

  • Institute

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

  • Institute

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

  • Institute

    To nominate; to appoint.

  • Institute

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

  • Institute

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

  • Institute

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

  • Institute (noun)

    The act of instituting; institution.

  • Institute (noun)

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

  • Institute (noun)

    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.

  • Institute (noun)

    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.

  • Institute (noun)

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

  • Institution (noun)

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

  • Institution (noun)

    Instruction; education.

  • Institution (noun)

    That which instituted or established

  • Institution (noun)

    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.

  • Institution (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Institute (noun)

    an association organized to promote art or science or education

  • Institute (verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for;

    "establish a new department"

  • Institute (verb)

    avance or set forth in court;

    "bring charges"

    "institute proceedings"

  • Institution (noun)

    an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

  • Institution (noun)

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

  • Institution (noun)

    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"

  • Institution (noun)

    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"

  • Institution (noun)

    a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

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