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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Private-sector employment for lower Manhattan rose to 251,334 jobs in the third quarter of 2018, the most recent data available, according to an analysis by the Alliance for Downtown New York, a local business organization. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Lower Manhattan Reaches Post-9/11 Employment Milestone," 9 May 2019 Please consider supporting this very special organization. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Looking for a Family Home in California?," 5 May 2019 In turn, this old school organization pivots to become a grass-roots operation that would become closely aligned with the Republican Party. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "A Timeline of the Second Amendment and Gun Control in the U.S.," 1 May 2019 Taylor and Charlotte geek out over ingredient organization methods and testing processes. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "What We Learned After Baking Nothing But Bread for 3 Days," 9 Apr. 2019 The ad said the firm needed help with file organization. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "From Nightmare Temp Jobs to Ticket Scalper Horror Stories—The Side Hustles We Don't Recommend," 9 Apr. 2019 Look for sheets that are certified organic by organizations like the USDA or GOTS as well as fair trade, to ensure that everyone involved in the manufacture of your sheets is being treated and paid fairly for their work. Lauren Hubbard, ELLE Decor, "A Beginner's Guide to Making Your Home More Sustainable," 1 Apr. 2019 Something that could have given health organizations a heads-up, allowing them to organize an effective response, contain the disease’s spread, save tens of thousands of lives and prevent an international crisis? Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 Many human rights organizations are against it, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Everything you need to know about Google’s controversial China plans in advance of today’s congressional hearing," 11 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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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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