organized

adjective
or·​ga·​nized | \ ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd \

Definition of organized

1 : having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities organized baseball organized crime
2 : affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union) organized steelworkers

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Examples of organized in a Sentence

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.

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The idea of a flat Earth is a good place to start with this, given that the evidence for its spherical nature goes back to long before the existence of science as an organized activity. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 28 Dec. 2018 But Jewish gangsters were the ones who consistently took the path of violence, providing the most organized physical response to the fascist creep in America. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "American Nazis and Nazi Sympathizers Have Been Around Since the 1930’s," 26 Nov. 2018 The Red Skin Kingz didn’t match the level of gang violence in the 1990s, but the drug trafficking operation was among the most organized police have seen on the reservation, Henderson said. Washington Post, "Navajo community still uneasy after gang members arrested," 5 July 2018 The idea of a flat Earth is a good place to start with this, given that the evidence for its spherical nature goes back to long before the existence of science as an organized activity. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 7 Nov. 2018 In the organized chaos that marked the end of the school day in Kayla Schnaus' third-grade class, Matthias Vescelus walked confidently to his cubby. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "It's 'hard not to protect him.' How a Noblesville teacher and blind 9-year-old grow together," 3 Jan. 2018 If route-mapping and panniers aren’t your thing, there are easier biking options—and some major benefits to cycling the Wachau region with an organized group. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Way to Experience Austria's Wine Country Is By Bike," 7 Sep. 2018 Turbojugend exemplify the idea of music fandoms as organized groups that cohere around a particular band or artist. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 There's also a lot of people that don't have the time or don't have the opportunity to be part of an organized group, who also want the opportunity to weigh in. Erica Martinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Q and A: Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski on vetting Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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organized

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of organized

: arranged into a formal group with leaders and with rules for doing or planning things

: arranged into or belonging to a labor union

: arranged or planned in a particular way

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