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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 hospitalMedical places and organizations
TRADITION a custom that has existed for a long time: the institution of marriageCustom, tradition and conformity
institutional adjective relating to an institutionCustom, tradition and conformityBusinesses and enterprises
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