organization

noun
or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce organization (audio) , 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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Other organizations have warned of major consequences, including skyrocketing homelessness, the end of cash benefits to seniors and cuts to basic health care. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "In unprecedented split, Alaska legislators will meet separately Monday in Wasilla and Juneau," 8 July 2019 Its 600-plus service members and 330 civilians work with military organizations in Canada and Mexico. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "In Fort Sam’s tranquil quadrangle, Buchanan was at center of storm," 7 July 2019 Insolvency and bankruptcy loomed over the organization like the blade of a guillotine. oregonlive.com, "After a year of close calls, last-minute bailouts, Special Olympics of Oregon survives financial crisis," 7 July 2019 Emerald Lake is affiliated with the two leading nudist organizations in the United States — the American Association for Nude Recreation, headquartered in Florida, and the Naturist Society, located in Wisconsin. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Local nudist resort sees influx of new members, faces development challenges," 5 July 2019 As the first and oldest hair donation organization in the country, Wigs for Kids has served thousands of children in the United States. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series kicks off: Strong Points," 5 July 2019 One story by the news organizations chronicled the struggle of Carrie Barrett, who makes $9.05 an hour at Kroger, to pay her 2007 hospital bill for $12,019. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "Nonprofit Christian Hospital Suspends Debt Collection Lawsuits Amid Furor Over Suing Its Own Employees," 3 July 2019 The picture, which shows their bodies floating in the water, caused an uproar after being published by news organizations nationwide last week. CBS News, ""Inexcusable" Border Patrol social media faces Homeland Security investigation," 3 July 2019 Other organizations have also introduced blockchain technology for enhancing traceability. Rona Chandrawati, Scientific American, "Advanced Food Tracking and Packaging Will Save Lives and Cut Waste," 1 July 2019

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

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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 How to pronounce organization (audio) \

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 How to pronounce organisation (audio) \

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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