organization

noun
or·ga·ni·za·tion | \ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌȯrg-nə-\

Definition of organization 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the act or process of organizing or of being organized the organization of his material into a speech

b : the condition or manner of being organized a group with a high degree of organization

2a : association, society charitable organizations

b : an administrative and functional structure (such as a business or a political party) The new president plans to make changes to the company's organization. also : the personnel of such a structure The organization will vote on the proposed changes.

organization

adjective

Definition of organization (Entry 2 of 2)

: characterized by complete conformity to the standards and requirements of an organization an organization man

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Examples of organization in a Sentence

Noun

She is the leader of an international organization devoted to the protection of natural resources. He has been working on the organization of his notes into an outline. She is responsible for the organization of the party. The new president plans to make changes to the company's organization.
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According to Mumby, the Harford camp is modeled on a program created by iCan Shine, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit charitable organization which has helped more than 20,000 people with disabilities experience the joy of bike riding. The Aegis, "Harford concludes another successful iCan Bike Camp," 13 July 2018 In 2009, New York’s then-attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, announced the creation of a nonprofit organization called FAIR Health. Steve Cohen, WSJ, "You Can’t Put a Price on a Hip Replacement, and That’s a Problem," 13 July 2018 Mirza is the national coordinator for the National Cave Rescue Commission, a volunteer organization that provides educational and training resources for cave rescue operations throughout the United States. Billy Kobin, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosier cave diving experts: 'Never heard of anything' like Thailand rescue," 12 July 2018 The Shriners are a national fraternal organization that dates back to 1870 New York. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 Disclosure: Joseph Kopser has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. David Yaffe-bellany, star-telegram, "As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office," 12 July 2018 The clock started ticking when each treatment center received its license, or was converted from a dispensing organization to a treatment center. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, "Overlooked deadline could stop some medical marijuana processing in Florida," 12 July 2018 The twins live in Ohio, where their mother, Amy Walters, and her fiancé, DJ Deiter, work for a financial services organization called Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Six-year-old twin brothers save toddler from drowning," 10 July 2018 Plus every item sold helped support an independent artist, and in many cases, a partnering organization that would receive part of the proceeds. refinery29.com, "Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He's An Admitted Sexual Abuser," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of organization

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined above

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organization

noun

English Language Learners Definition of organization

: a company, business, club, etc., that is formed for a particular purpose

: the act or process of putting the different parts of something in a certain order so that they can be found or used easily

: the act or process of planning and arranging the different parts of an event or activity

organization

noun
or·ga·ni·za·tion | \ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən \

Kids Definition of organization

1 : the act or process of arranging He assisted in the organization of a new club.

2 : the state or way of being arranged We studied the organization of government.

3 : a group of people united for a common purpose a business organization

organization

noun
or·ga·ni·za·tion
variants: also British organisation \ˌȯrg-(ə-)nə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of organization 

1a : the act or process of organizing or of being organized

b : the condition of being organized

2 : the formation of fibrous tissue from a clot or exudate by invasion of connective tissue cells and capillaries from adjoining tissues accompanied by phagocytosis of superfluous material and multiplication of connective tissue cells

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organization

noun
or·ga·ni·za·tion

Legal Definition of organization 

: a body (as a corporation or union) that has a membership acting or united for a common purpose

Other Words from organization

organizational adjective

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