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organization

noun or·ga·ni·za·tion \ ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən , ˌȯrg-nə- \

Definition of organization

1 a :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
2 a :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.

Examples of organization in a Sentence

  1. She is the leader of an international organization devoted to the protection of natural resources.

  2. He has been working on the organization of his notes into an outline.

  3. She is responsible for the organization of the party.

  4. The new president plans to make changes to the company's organization.

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First Known Use of organization

15th century


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organization

adjective

Definition of organization

:characterized by complete conformity to the standards and requirements of an organization
  • an organization man

First Known Use of organization

1949



ORGANIZATION Defined for English Language Learners

organization

noun

Definition of organization for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

organization

noun or·ga·ni·za·tion \ ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of organization for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

organization

noun or·ga·ni·za·tion
variants: also British organisation play \ˌȯrg-(ə-)nə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of organization

1 a :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

Law Dictionary

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

organizational

adjective


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