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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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Stefon Diggs was present for the start of the Vikings’ mandatory minicamp on Tuesday at TCO Performance Center in Eagan after parachuting in and out of the team facility last month during organized team activities. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Vikings WR Stefon Diggs back at practice, adjusting to yet another offense," 11 June 2019 Rakhimov is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for suspected links to an organized crime group in former Soviet Union republics involved in heroin trafficking. Graham Dunbar, The Seattle Times, "Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling," 18 May 2019 So far no organized opposition has emerged to Meral’s proposition. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 Add to that organized opposition to hydrocarbons, increasingly competitive renewables and revolutionary changes in vehicle transportation. Houston Chronicle, "Competition for top talent keeps pay scale high in oil industry," 13 July 2018 That’s a high bar to clear even without organized opposition. Michael Smolens,, "Convention center tax measure faces hurdles, emerging opposition," 17 June 2018 While no organized opposition surfaced, some big names did urge votes against Regional Measure 3, including Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bridge toll hikes to improve regional transportation ahead in early results," 5 June 2018 The tax, which faced little organized opposition, passed with nearly 55 percent of the vote in 2010 and more than 76 percent in 2014. Stephen Hudak,, "Orange County commissioners expected to OK school request to put renewal tax on Aug. 28 ballot," 22 May 2018 It's sponsored by two legislators and an Anchorage activist and does not appear to have any organized opposition, though one sitting Republican House member criticized it in a recent opinion piece. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "These two initiatives will go before Alaska voters this year – unless the Supreme Court blocks one," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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