- of, characteristic of, or having the nature of, an institution, specif. as in being standardized, impersonal, dreary, etc.
- of or to institutions, rather than individuals: institutional sales
- designating advertising that is intended primarily to gain prestige and goodwill rather than immediate sales
- Institutional is defined as something that is plain looking and uniform in style.
An example of institutional is a building’s decorations that include plain white walls and carpet in a color that doesn’t show stains.
- The definition of institutional is having to do with an institution or an established company or place.
An example of institutional is a catalog for hospital furnishings.
- Of or relating to an institution or institutions.
- Organized as or forming an institution: institutional religion.
- Characteristic or suggestive of an institution, especially in being uniform, dull, or unimaginative: institutional furniture; a pale institutional green.
(comparative more institutional, superlative most institutional)
institution + -al.
- A Methodist Episcopal institutional church, admirably equipped, was opened in 1906.
- These are individual opinions, subject to revision by that court of appeals, the institutional judgment.
- Bradley's bibliography of Northwestern institutional history in the Proceedings of the Wisconsin State Historical Society (Madison, Wis., 1896).
- In every case of institutional growth in history two things are to be clearly distinguished from the beginning for a correct understanding of the process and its results.
- This change did not occur, however, without some modification of the Roman customs. The comitatus made contributions of its own to future feudalism, to some extent to its institutional side, largely to the ideas and spirit which ruled in it.