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institutional

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adjective in·sti·tu·tion·al \ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Definition of institutional

  1. 1 :  of or relating to an institution <institutional knowledge>

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or appropriate to institutions <bland institutional cooking> <institutional green walls>

institutionally adverb


1617

First Known Use of institutional

1617


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