organization

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noun

or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce organization (audio)
ˌȯrg-nə-
1
a
: 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
2
a
: 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

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adjective

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Crooks' voter registration record indicates that he was registered as a Republican, and federal campaign-finance records show that Crooks donated $15 to a liberal voter turnout organization, per the outlet. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 14 July 2024 Regardless, this trade is an organization win for the Nationals, who made a low-risk waiver claim and turned Harvey into a trade chip. Andrew Golden, Washington Post, 14 July 2024
Adjective
Create cross-organization alignment. Hubert Palan, Forbes, 28 May 2021 See all Example Sentences for organization 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

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

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of organization was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organization. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

organization

1 of 2 noun
or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion ˌȯrg-(ə-)nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce organization (audio)
1
: the act or process of organizing
2
: the condition or manner of being organized
a high degree of organization
3
a
: a group of persons organized for some purpose
a business organization
b
: an administrative and functional unit (as a business or a political party)
also : the personnel of such a unit
organizational
-shnəl
-shən-ᵊl
adjective

organization

2 of 2 adjective
: behaving and thinking in a way that an organization would approve of

Medical Definition

organization

noun
or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion
variants also British organisation
1
a
: 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

Legal Definition

organization

noun
or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion
: a body (as a corporation or union) that has a membership acting or united for a common purpose
organizational adjective

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