- of, relating to, or established by institution.
- of or relating to organized establishments, foundations, societies, or the like, or to the buildings devoted to their work.
- of the nature of an institution.
- characterized by the blandness, drabness, uniformity, and lack of individualized attention attributed to large institutions that serve many people: institutional food.
- (of advertising) having as the primary object the establishment of goodwill and a favorable reputation rather than the immediate sale of the product.
- pertaining to institutes or principles, especially of jurisprudence.
Origin of institutional
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Examples from the Web for institutional
For them, the trauma of assault can be compounded by a lack of institutional support, and even disciplinary action.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star
December 22, 2014
You might think that the reason Medicaid does not require coverage of HCBS is because institutional care is cheaper.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
Poverty, alienation, estrangement, continuously aggravated by racism, overt and institutional.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson
November 26, 2014
The upshot is to immerse oneself in a crash course on institutional racism and police brutality.The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs
August 21, 2014
The waiting room is ill-kempt, but inside its institutional blue and white walls, there is a surprising sense of tranquility.Power Shortages Hit Gaza Maternity Ward
July 24, 2014
It is not science which is undermining the future of institutional religion.Mountain Meditations
In speaking he would have been constitutional, in holding his tongue he was institutional.The Cult of Incompetence
It is not possible to make of every rural church an institutional church.Chapters in Rural Progress
Kenyon L. Butterfield
The gay little warblers are not institutional to that degree.
No institutional work can take the place of work of this kind.Dixie After the War
Myrta Lockett Avary
- of, relating to, or characteristic of institutions
- dull, routine, and uniforminstitutional meals
- relating to principles or institutes, esp of law
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Word Origin and History for institutional
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