Definition of Institute

1. Noun. An association organized to promote art or science or education.

Generic synonyms: Association

2. Verb. Set up or lay the groundwork for. "Establish a new department"
Exact synonyms: Constitute, Establish, Found, Plant
Generic synonyms: Initiate, Pioneer
Specialized synonyms: Fix, Appoint, Constitute, Name, Nominate
Derivative terms: Constitution, Establishment, Foundation, Founder, Founding, Institution

3. Verb. Advance or set forth in court. "Institute proceedings"
Exact synonyms: Bring
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

Definition of Institute

1. p. a. Established; organized; founded.

2. v. t. To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.

3. n. The act of instituting; institution.

Definition of Institute

1. Noun. An organization founded to promote a cause ¹

2. Noun. An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects ¹

3. Noun. The building housing such an institution ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To begin or initiate (something). ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To train, instruct. ¹

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Definition of Institute


Medical Definition of Institute

1. 1. The act of instituting; institution. "Water sanctified by Christ's institute." 2. That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom. 3. Hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognised as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; especially, a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, "They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy." (Burke) "To make the Stoics' institutes thy own." (Dryden) 4. An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute. 5. The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation. Institutes of medicine, theoretical medicine; that department of medical science which attempts to account philosophically for the various phenomena of health as well as of disease; physiology applied to the practice of medicine. Origin: L. Institutum: cf. F. Institut. See Institute, &. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Institute

instinctive drift
instinctive reflex
institute (current term)
institute of medicine
institutional advancement
institutional framework
institutional management teams
institutional practice
institutional racism

Literary usage of Institute

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Mr. Weidlein was a student of Dr. Duncan and later became an industrial fellow of the Mellon institute. He has been associated intimately with the ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"At Armour institute, Bibliography and Reference Work are alternating subjects, ... At Pratt institute, Bibliography is the subject of three closing lectures ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"HFO THE LISTER institute.9 IN 1896, the centenary of Jenner's crucial experiment in proof of the efficacy of vaccination, a movement was started at St. ..."

4. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"The following resolutions passed by the State Farmers' institute at their annual meetings in 1910, 1911 and 1912 will prove of interest as illustrating ..."

5. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1860)
"The PRESIDENT then said, the first question for consideration was the admission to the meetings of the institute, and to the privileges thereof, ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Alliance between Harvard university and Massachusetts institute of technology. ... Massachusetts institute of technology—Cont. Technology's white city. 11. ..."

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