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noun institution pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnstɪˈtuʃ(ə)n/
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pluralinstitutions

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  1. 1
    [countable] a large organization such as a bank, hospital, university, or prison
    a financial/educational/charitable institution
    institution of: an institution of higher education
  2. 2
    [countable] an important tradition on which society is based
    We need to respect their beliefs, traditions, and social institutions.
    institution of: the institution of marriage
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    1. a.
      often humorous someone or something that has been in a particular job or place for such a long time that you cannot remember a time when they were not there
      The librarian is a real institution in this school.
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  3. 3
    [uncountable] the introduction of a system, rule, or policy
    institution of: the institution of a state lottery

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