institutional

adjective

in·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce institutional (audio)
1
: of or relating to an institution
institutional knowledge
2
: characteristic of or appropriate to institutions
bland institutional cooking
institutional green walls
institutionally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stunning gains drew in big-name institutional investors and hordes of individual investors. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, 27 Nov. 2022 Driven both by institutional investors and smaller holders like Vries, FTX gained a massive user base and credibility. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 23 Nov. 2022 Purchases of housing stock by institutional investors like VineBrook have impacts extending far beyond their tenants, research shows. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2022 Genesis launched in 2018 and grew quickly by offering institutional investors low-interest loans to facilitate crypto trading. Quartz, 21 Nov. 2022 Last week, Amazon executives met with institutional investors, according to three people, just as its stock sank to its lowest level since the early days of the pandemic, erasing $1 trillion in value since Andy Jassy took over as CEO last year. Arkansas Online, 15 Nov. 2022 Last week, Amazon executives met with institutional investors, according to three people, just as its stock sank to its lowest level since the early days of the pandemic, erasing $1 trillion in value since Andy Jassy took over as CEO last year. Karen Weise, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Nov. 2022 Leading emerging startups, such as Cherre, have driven innovation at scale in this area for institutional real estate investors. Sourav Goswami, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 For institutional investors looking to get into the DeFi space, retail offerings such as MetaMask are not feasible from a security perspective for protecting users’ private keys. Leo Schwartz, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of institutional was in 1617

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“Institutional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/institutional. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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