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Smithsonian Institution

Syllabification: Smith·so·ni·an In·sti·tu·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsmiTHˌsōnēən ˌinstəˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n/

Definition of Smithsonian Institution in English:

A foundation for scientific research, established in 1836 and based in Washington, DC. It operates more than a dozen museums and institutes in Washington and other cities. It originated with a bequest in the will of English chemist and mineralogist James Smithson (1765–1829).

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