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institution

US [ˌɪnstɪˈtuʃ(ə)n]
UK [ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n]
  • n.制度;制定;建立;设立
  • Web机构;协会;公共机构
Plural Form:institutions  
institution
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n.
1.
[c]
(大学、银行等规模大的)机构a large important organization that has a particular purpose, for example, a university or bank
an educational/financial, etc. institution
教育、金融等机构
the Smithsonian Institution
史密森学会
2.
[c]
慈善机构;社会福利机构a building where people with special needs are taken care of, for example because they are old or mentally ill
a mental institution
精神病院
We want this to be like a home, not an institution.
我们希望这里像个家,而不像收容所。
3.
[c]
(由来已久的)风俗习惯,制度a custom or system that has existed for a long time among a particular group of people
the institution of marriage
婚姻制度
4.
[u]
建立;设立;制定the act of starting or introducing sth such as a system or a law
the institution of new safety procedures
新安全规程的制定
5.
[c]
(informal)
(某地或某工作领域)出名的人a person who is well known because they have been in a particular place or job for a long time
You must know him─he's an institution around here!
你一定认识他,他是这一带的知名人物!

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