institutional

institutional

[in-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or established by institution.
2.
of or pertaining to organized establishments, foundations, societies, or the like, or to the buildings devoted to their work.
3.
of the nature of an institution.
4.
characterized by the blandness, drabness, uniformity, and lack of individualized attention attributed to large institutions that serve many people: institutional food.
5.
(of advertising) having as the primary object the establishment of goodwill and a favorable reputation rather than the immediate sale of the product.
6.
pertaining to institutes or principles, especially of jurisprudence.

Origin:
1610–20; institution + -al1

institutionally, adverb
anti-institutional, adjective
anti-institutionally, adverb
interinstitutional, adjective
interinstitutionally, adverb
noninstitutional, adjective
noninstitutionally, adverb
uninstitutional, adjective
uninstitutionally, adverb
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institutional (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of institutions
2.  dull, routine, and uniform: institutional meals
3.  relating to principles or institutes, esp of law
 
insti'tutionally
 
adv

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