- 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 institutionally
Political manipulation of religious identity in CAR is nothing new, but it thrives in institutionally weak environments.The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants
May 25, 2014
Black Americans know better, but they are institutionally pressured to fall silent.Rand Paul’s Comments on GOP Voter-ID Laws Mark a Turning Point
May 13, 2014
How is that supposed to happen when the main federal enforcement bureau is institutionally hobbled?Free the ATF From the Gun Lobby
June 11, 2013
It seems at this point that dysfunction and defeatism are institutionally baked into the culture of the team.Washington’s True Dysfunction: Basketball’s Woeful Wizards
November 28, 2012
To this active process, both the individual and the institutionally organized may truly be said to be subordinate.Reconstruction in Philosophy
- 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 institutionally
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