Lingvanex Tranalator

Translator for

translation app

Lingvanex - your universal translation app

Translator for

Download For Free

Meaning & Definition of Institution in English





1. An organization founded and united for a specific purpose

  • institution,
  • establishment

2. An establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

  • institution

3. 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"
  • institution

4. 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"
  • initiation,
  • founding,
  • foundation,
  • institution,
  • origination,
  • creation,
  • innovation,
  • introduction,
  • instauration

5. A hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

  • mental hospital,
  • psychiatric hospital,
  • mental institution,
  • institution,
  • mental home,
  • insane asylum,
  • asylum

Examples of using

After experiencing several acute psychotic episodes, Mary was admitted to a mental institution.
Tom was committed to an institution for the insane.