instauration, introduction, innovation, creation, origination, institution, foundation, founding, initiation
n. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
n. a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater"
insane asylum, mental home, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, mental hospital, asylum, institution
n. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
establishment, institution
n. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
n. [an organization founded for a specific purpose, usually a long-established and well-known one]
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retreat, hideaway
n. an area where you can be alone
n. a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
prison house, prison
n. a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
n. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
inception, origination, origin
n. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
interest group, interest
n. (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
n. the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"
n. an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
n. an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
n. a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
n. an institution supported by an endowment
n. an association organized to promote art or science or education
purlieu, environs
n. an outer adjacent area of any place
n. the production of heat or electricity; "dams were built for the generation of electricity"
get-go, starting time, offset, showtime, kickoff, start, outset, first, commencement, beginning
n. the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
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