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Institution vs. Company

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Main Difference

The main difference between Institution and Company is that the Institution is a structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behaviour of a set of individuals within a given community and Company is a association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, juridic persons, or a mixture of both.

Wikipedia
  • 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.

  • Company (noun)

    A team; a group of people who work together professionally.

  • Company (noun)

    A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.

    "A company of actors."

  • Company (noun)

    A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.

    "the boys in Company C"

  • Company (noun)

    A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

    "It took six companies to put out the fire."

  • Company (noun)

    The entire crew of a ship.

  • Company (noun)

    An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.

  • Company (noun)

    Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.

  • Company (noun)

    Social visitors or companions.

    "Keep the house clean; I have company coming."

  • Company (noun)

    Companionship.

    "I treasure your company."

  • Company (verb)

    To accompany, keep company with.

  • Company (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a lively, cheerful companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • 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.

  • Company (noun)

    The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

  • Company (noun)

    A companion or companions.

  • Company (noun)

    An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

  • Company (noun)

    Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.

  • Company (noun)

    Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

  • Company (noun)

    An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.

  • Company (noun)

    Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.

  • Company (noun)

    A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.

  • Company (noun)

    The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

  • Company (noun)

    The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

  • Company

    To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

  • Company (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a gay companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual commerce.

Webster Dictionary
  • 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

  • Company (noun)

    an institution created to conduct business;

    "he only invests in large well-established companies"

    "he started the company in his garage"

  • Company (noun)

    organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);

    "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

  • Company (noun)

    the state of being with someone;

    "he missed their company"

    "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  • Company (noun)

    small military unit; usually two or three platoons

  • Company (noun)

    a band of people associated temporarily in some activity;

    "they organized a party to search for food"

    "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

  • Company (noun)

    a social gathering of guests or companions;

    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

  • Company (noun)

    a social or business visitor;

    "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

  • Company (noun)

    a unit of firefighters including their equipment;

    "a hook-and-ladder company"

  • Company (noun)

    crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

  • Company (verb)

    be a companion to somebody

Princeton's WordNet

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