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Definition of Institutional


  1. Pertaining to, or treating of, institutions; as, institutional legends.
  2. Instituted by authority.
  3. Elementary; rudimental.

Institutional Quotations

When white supremacy becomes institutional, it begins to harm the very people who are not simply outside of it because of their race, it begins to harm the folk who look like the folk who want to be in charge. Martin Luther King, Jr., understood this, Malcolm X understood this, James Baldwin really understood this.
Michael Eric Dyson

In America there is institutional racism that we all inherit and participate in, like breathing the air in this room - and we have to become sensitive to it.
Henry Louis Gates

This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale.
Mark Rothko

The social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare; our lives can be greatly improved through a deeper understanding of individual and collective behavior. But to realize this promise, the social sciences, like the natural sciences, need to match their institutional structures to today's intellectual challenges.
Nicholas A. Christakis

Deconstruction insists not that truth is illusory but that it is institutional.
Terry Eagleton
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Institutional Translations

institutional in German is Institutions
institutional in Italian is legale
institutional in Spanish is institucional
institutional in Swedish is institut
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