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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On top of that, when the Rock 'n Play was launched it was excluded from infant sleep product safety standards set forth by ASTM (an international organization that establishes standards for products and services). Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper "Recall"," 9 Apr. 2019 Among the charities that received donations was CAMFED, an organization focused on empowering women in rural Africa. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle's Baby Shower Is Going Global, Thanks to a Charity-Minded Fan," 1 Apr. 2019 Demand Justice, an organization that advocates for a more liberal judiciary, is pushing for a broader set of... Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Democratic Candidates Urged to Back Supreme Court Overhaul," 25 Mar. 2019 The head of the TUC, an umbrella organization for labor unions, put the blame squarely at May’s door, saying her refusal to rule out that Britain would not leave the EU without a deal on trade relations has put thousands of jobs in jeopardy. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain," 20 Feb. 2019 Room Lift works with an organization called One Tree Planted, and donates to ensure that a tree gets planted in a national park for every box sent. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Which Online Design Service Is Right For You? A Side-By-Side Comparison," 27 Mar. 2019 For an all-encompassing look at sleep, the review also called upon experts from major medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Psychiatric Association. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Sleep Do I Need?," 21 Mar. 2019 So talk to your friends and family (especially those in the red states), consider volunteering or supporting an organization like Planned Parenthood or NARAL, and vote. Molly Finneseth, Glamour, "How to Be Prepared if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned," 22 Jan. 2019 But at the end of the day, the organization is about more than competition. Elissa Sanci, Woman's Day, "How the Breaking Ground Poets Community Program Helps Young People Find a Voice," 9 Jan. 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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