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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

At a recent community board meeting in Sunnyside, Queens, dozens of residents, CUNY professors, activists from community groups and political organizations spoke for hours to denounce HQ2. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Not Just NIMBYism: Amazon’s HQ2 Opponents Dig In for Long Fight," 31 Dec. 2018 But Open Doors tweaked the model by acting as the nexus between the landlords and social-service organizations. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle, King County look to Atlanta program to entice landlords to rent to homeless, but can it work here?," 26 Dec. 2018 The New York Times uncovered discrimination allegations at other progressive and feminist-leaning organizations as well, including Mehri & Skalet, a law firm that, ironically, is suing Walmart for pregnancy discrimination. Anna North, Vox, "Planned Parenthood is facing criticism for its treatment of pregnant workers," 21 Dec. 2018 Over the years, Google has loaned out its Street View camera to photographers, travelers, and organizations to bring 360-degree imagery of cultural landmarks to Google Maps. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google updated its Street View Trekker to look slightly less dorky," 18 Dec. 2018 Take advantage of the support resources offered by your hospital, your local community, and national organizations. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "11 Things to Know After Receiving an Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis," 14 Dec. 2018 One example might be Microsoft’s Delve app, which intelligently surfaces documents that other members of your organization have shared using the Microsoft Graph. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "New Microsoft Search, Ideas tap AI to add smart features to Microsoft's Office 365," 24 Sep. 2018 In one community, an organization had started a solar energy project in 2014 that was never completed. Mélissa Godin, Teen Vogue, "Climate Change Is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi," 20 Dec. 2018 And while both FedEx Express and FedEx Ground—an entirely separate, parallel organization headquartered in Pittsburgh—get hit hard during the holiday season, Express is uniquely subject to Santa-like time constraints. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Inside FedEx’s Christmas Miracle," 19 Dec. 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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