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  1. in·sti·tute
    IPA[ˈinstəˌt(y)o͞ot]
  2. noun

    • 1. a society or organization having a particular object or common factor, especially a scientific, educational, or social one:

      a research institute the Institute for Advanced Studies
    • 2. a commentary, treatise, or summary of principles, especially concerning law.

    verb

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: institute, plural noun: institutes

    • v.: verb: institute, 3rd person present: institutes, gerund or present participle: instituting, past tense: instituted, past participle: instituted

    • noun

      an organization having a particular purpose, especially one that is involved with science, education, or a specific profession:

      a commentary, treatise, or summary of principles, especially concerning law:

    • verb

      introduce or establish (a scheme, undertaking, or policy):

      begin (legal proceedings) in a court:

    • an organization of women, especially in rural areas, who meet regularly and participate in crafts, cultural activities, and social work. Now worldwide, it was first set up in Ontario, Canada, in 1897, and in Britain in 1915.
    • noun

      any of nine government-owned agencies engaged in scientific and industrial research:
    • a US institute of higher education, famous for scientific and technical research, founded in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    • (in the UK) an institute based in London which is responsible for courses and examinations in technical and craft subjects, generally at a lower level than university degrees.
    • a US institute of higher education, famous for scientific and technical research, founded in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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