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English definition of “institution”

institution

noun [C]     /ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən/
ORGANIZATION B2 a large and important organization , such as a university or bank : one of the country's top medical institutionsBusinesses and enterprisesUniversity and college education
PLACE B2 a building where people are sent so they can be looked after, for example a prison or hospital Medical places and organizations
TRADITION a custom that has existed for a long time : the institution of marriage Custom, tradition and conformity
institutional adjective relating to an institutionCustom, tradition and conformityBusinesses and enterprises
(Definition of institution noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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