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in·sti·tute

 (ĭn′stĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′)
tr.v. in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing, in·sti·tutes
1.
a. To establish, organize, or introduce: institute wage and price controls. See Synonyms at establish.
b. To initiate; begin: institute a search for the missing hikers.
2. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
n.
1. An organization founded to promote a cause: a cancer research institute.
2.
a. An educational institution, especially one for the instruction of technical subjects.
b. The building or buildings housing such an institution.
3. A usually short, intensive workshop or seminar on a specific subject.
4. Archaic
a. A principle or rudiment of a particular subject.
b. institutes A digest of or commentary on such principles or rudiments, especially a legal abstract.

[Middle English instituten, from Latin īnstituere, īnstitūt-, to establish : in-, in; see in-2 + statuere, to set up; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

in′sti·tut′er, in′sti·tu′tor n.
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Papers from two seminars at the Swedish Institute at Athens 1999 and 2001 (Skrifter Utgivna av Svenska Instituter i Athens 4[degrees], LIII).
1) Department of Medical Sciences/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden; (2) Division of Work Environment Toxicology, institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Instituter, Stockholm, Sweden; (3) Department of Medical Sciences/Clinical Chemistry and Asthma Research Center, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
c) Medical Doctor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinksa Instituter, Stockholm, Sweden
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