- 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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- of, relating to, or characteristic of institutions
- dull, routine, and uniforminstitutional meals
- relating to principles or institutes, esp of law
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