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

Examples of institutional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as Fortune has previously reported, most estimates put ownership of institutional investors, like Blackstone and Invitation Homes, at less than 5% of single-family rentals and less than 1% of all single-family homes. Alena Botros, Fortune, 15 May 2024 That judgment is shared by many institutional investors and government regulators, and points to a path for preserving Exxon Mobil’s business prospects, not destroying them. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for institutional 

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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