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University vs. Institute

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Universitynoun

Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

‘The only reason why I haven't gone to university is because I can't afford it.’;

Institutenoun

An organization founded to promote a cause

‘I work in a medical research institute.’;

Universitynoun

The universe; the whole.

Institutenoun

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

Universitynoun

An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.

‘The universities, or corporate bodies, at Rome were very numerous. There were corporations of bakers, farmers of the revenue, scribes, and others.’;

Institutenoun

The building housing such an institution

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Universitynoun

An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning. In modern usage, a university is expected to have both an undergraduate division, granting bachelor's degrees, and a graduate division, granting master's or doctoral degrees, but there are some exceptions. In addition, a modern university typically also supports research by its faculty

‘The present universities of Europe were, originally, the greater part of them, ecclesiastical corporations, instituted for the education of churchmen . . . What was taught in the greater part of those universities was suitable to the end of their institutions, either theology or something that was merely preparatory to theology.’;

Institutenoun

(obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.

Universitynoun

the body of faculty and students at a university

Institutenoun

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

Universitynoun

establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

Institutenoun

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

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Universitynoun

a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

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.’;

University

A university (Latin: universitas, 'a whole') is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in several academic disciplines. Universities typically offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Instituteverb

To train, instruct.

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

Instituteverb

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

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Instituteadjective

(obsolete) Established; organized; founded.

Institute

Established; organized; founded.

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

Instituteverb

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

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.’;

Instituteverb

To nominate; to appoint.

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

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.’;

Instituteverb

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

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

Instituteverb

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

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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