Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun institution

5 senses of institution

Sense 1
institution, establishment -- (an organization founded and united for a specific purpose)
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 2
institution -- (an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated)
       => establishment -- (a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence)

Sense 3
institution -- (a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater")
       => custom, tradition -- (a specific practice of long standing)

Sense 4
initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration -- (the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society")
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Sense 5
mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum -- (a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person)
       => hospital, infirmary -- (a health facility where patients receive treatment)

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