non·​in·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al ˌnän-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnəl How to pronounce noninstitutional (audio)
: not belonging to, relating to, characteristic of, or appropriate to an institution : not institutional
noninstitutional care for the elderly
… these noninstitutional, homey settings are … an appealing alternative to a hospital delivery room.Barbara M. Swanson
: not placed in the care of an institution : noninstitutionalized
the noninstitutional population

Examples of noninstitutional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sabel’s tool relies on just two indicators—authors who use private, noninstitutional email addresses, and those who list an affiliation with a hospital. Byjeffrey Brainard,, 9 May 2023 The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the labor participation rate as the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population actively working or looking for work. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 But what about puny, noninstitutional entities like you? David Pogue, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2021 Census population estimates include people living in institutional settings like prisons and nursing homes and noninstitutional settings such as college dorms and military barracks. Kristi Tanner, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2018 Eckhart was part of an international grassroots movement, longing for noninstitutional union with the divine. John Timpane,, 6 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninstitutional was in 1877

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“Noninstitutional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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