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

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of prisoners are adding their voices to biometric databases set up by state correctional organizations under coercion from their prison. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Prisons Are Building Giant Biometric Databases of Prisoners' Voices," 1 Feb. 2019 Adopting this shorthand ensures peak efficiency and organization a.k.a. a prettier, more productive BuJo. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "What Is a Bullet Journal? Everything You Need to Know Before You BuJo," 30 Jan. 2019 In May of this year, the US House Intelligence Committee published a vast trove of Facebook and Instagram ads from Russian organizations that intended to influence the election outcome. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Talk amongst yourselves: 2018’s most-commented stories on Ars," 24 Dec. 2018 Try this: More than 1,700 organizations around the country, like the YMCA, Medicare, Omada Health, and Kaiser Permanente, offer versions of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Karen Asp, Woman's Day, "3 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Diabetes, According to Experts," 15 Nov. 2018 Duchess Meghan actually had a surprise engagement last week with a visit to Smart Works, an organization that helps women prep for job interviews and provides them with professional clothing. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Pairs a Bright Red Coat with a Purple Dress for an Appearance in Birkenhead, England," 14 Jan. 2019 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

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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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