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Smithsonian Institution, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSmithsonian Institution, thethe Smithsonian InstitutionSmith‧so‧ni‧an In‧sti‧tu‧tion, the /smɪθˌsəʊniən ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən $ -ˈtuːʃən/ (also the Smithsonian)  a large group of different museums and scientific institutions in Washington, D.C., which was established in 1846 using money left by James Smithson, an English scientist
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