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    "institutional" and "institutionalized"

    What is the difference between "institutional" and "institutionalized"?

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    Re: "institutional" and "institutionalized"

    Quote Originally Posted by mostafa.me View Post
    What is the difference between "institutional" and "institutionalized"?
    We can say that somebody who has been in an institution for a long time has become "institutionalised".

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    Re: "institutional" and "institutionalized"

    In AmE, "institutionalized" is what happens to people who are hopelessly insane.

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    Re: "institutional" and "institutionalized"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In AmE, "institutionalized" is what happens to people who are hopelessly insane.
    I would say that institutionalization happens to people who are insane. And with institutionalization, they become institutionalized. This might seem a fine point except that the OP is having trouble with different forms of the base word.
    Of course, another difference is that institutional is an adjective, while institutionalized is a verbal form (and sometimes also an participial adjective).
    As adjectives, the way they are used should be able to be worked out from the way they are formed.

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