(place, proper) Institution & museum in Washington, D.C.: branches of the Institution cover a wide range of fields in the arts and sciences.
Smithsonian-institution Sentence Examples
Most of the specimens were sent to the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution at Washington.
The site was purchased by the United States government, and all the expenses come from national funds, the management being vested in the Smithsonian Institution.
Meyer, director of the zoological museum at Dresden, has published an article on the alleged existence of the lion in historical times in Greece, a translation of which appears in the Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1905.
In the Mall are the building of the Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution (q.v.), the National Museum (1910), the Army Medical Museum and the Bureau of Fisheries, and here a building for the Department of Justice is to be erected.
By his will he bequeathed upwards of £100,000 to the United States of America to found the Smithsonian Institution.