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Institution vs. Company

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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.’;

Companynoun

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

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.’;

Companynoun

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

‘A company of actors.’;

Institutionnoun

The building or buildings which house such an organization.

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

Companynoun

(military) 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’;

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Institutionnoun

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

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

Companynoun

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

‘It took six companies to put out the fire.’;

Institutionnoun

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

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

Companynoun

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.

Institutionnoun

The act of instituting something.

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

Companynoun

An intelligence service.

‘As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.’;

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Institutionnoun

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

Companynoun

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

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.’;

Companynoun

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

Institutionnoun

Instruction; education.

Companynoun

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.

‘Keep the house clean; I have company coming.’;

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Institutionnoun

That which instituted or established

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

Companynoun

(uncountable) Companionship.

‘I treasure your company.’;

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.’;

Companyverb

To accompany, keep company with.

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.’;

Companyverb

To associate.

Institutionnoun

an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

Companyverb

To be a lively, cheerful companion.

Institutionnoun

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

Companyverb

To have sexual intercourse.

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’;

Companynoun

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

‘Evil company doth corrupt good manners.’; ‘Brethren, farewell: your company alongI will not wish.’;

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’;

Companynoun

A companion or companions.

‘To thee and thy company I bidA hearty welcome.’;

Institutionnoun

a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

Companynoun

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

‘Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.’;

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’;

Companynoun

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

Companynoun

Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

‘Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.’;

Companynoun

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.

Companynoun

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

Companynoun

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

Companynoun

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

Companynoun

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

Companyverb

To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

Companyverb

To associate.

‘Men which have companied with us all the time.’;

Companyverb

To be a gay companion.

Companyverb

To have sexual commerce.

Companynoun

an institution created to conduct business;

‘he only invests in large well-established companies’; ‘he started the company in his garage’;

Companynoun

organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);

‘the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel’;

Companynoun

the state of being with someone;

‘he missed their company’; ‘he enjoyed the society of his friends’;

Companynoun

small military unit; usually two or three platoons

Companynoun

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’;

Companynoun

a social gathering of guests or companions;

‘the house was filled with company when I arrived’;

Companynoun

a social or business visitor;

‘the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company’;

Companynoun

a unit of firefighters including their equipment;

‘a hook-and-ladder company’;

Companynoun

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

Companyverb

be a companion to somebody

Companynoun

a commercial business

‘a company director’; ‘a shipping company’; ‘the Ford Motor Company’;

Companynoun

the fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment

‘I really enjoy his company’;

Companynoun

a person or people regarded as pleasant (or unpleasant) to be with

‘you're not much company—I might as well go home’; ‘she is excellent company’;

Companynoun

the person or group of people whose society one is currently sharing

‘he was silent among such distinguished company’;

Companynoun

a visiting person or group of people

‘I'm expecting company’;

Companynoun

a number of individuals gathered together

‘the Mayor addressed the assembled company’;

Companynoun

a body of soldiers, especially the smallest subdivision of an infantry battalion, typically commanded by a major or captain

‘B Company of the Cheshire Regiment’;

Companynoun

a group of actors, singers, or dancers who perform together

‘a national opera company’;

Companynoun

a group of Guides.

Companynoun

a flock of wigeon (ducks)

‘a company of wigeons occasionally numbers several thousand birds’;

Companyverb

associate with; keep company with

‘these men which have companied with us all this time’;

Companyverb

accompany (someone)

‘the fair dame, companied by Statius and myself’;

Company

A company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common purpose and unite to achieve specific, declared goals.

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