Definitions for institutionalˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sti•tu•tion•alˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an institution.

  2. characterized by the drabness, uniformity, and impersonality attributed to large institutions:

    institutional food.

  3. (of advertising) having as the primary object the establishment of goodwill and a favorable reputation rather than immediate sales.

    Category: Business

  4. pertaining to institutes or principles, esp. of jurisprudence.

    Category: Law

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. institutional(adj)

    relating to or constituting or involving an institution

    "institutional policy"

  2. institutional(adj)

    organized as or forming an institution

    "institutional religion"


  1. institutional(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or organized along the lines of an institution.

  2. institutional(Adjective)

    Instituted by authority.

  3. institutional(Adjective)

    elementary; rudimentary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Institutional(adj)

    pertaining to, or treating of, institutions; as, institutional legends

  2. Institutional(adj)

    instituted by authority

  3. Institutional(adj)

    elementary; rudimental

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institutional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4409

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institutional' in Adjectives Frequency: #607

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