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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.
Recent Examples on the Web On June 21, 1954, the Farmers Chinchilla Cooperative of America held the first organized, collective sale of chinchilla pelts. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "The Chinchilla breeding boom reaches Anchorage: A history," 27 Jan. 2020 One side was sensible and organized, good at math; appreciative of order, achievement, authority, rules. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The Millennial Meaninglessness of Writing About Tech," 13 Jan. 2020 Then again, cephalopod brains aren’t exactly organized like ours (or like praying mantises’, for that matter), says study author Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, also of the University of Minnesota, in a statement. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Velcroed 3-D Glasses to Cuttlefish to Study Their Depth Perception," 8 Jan. 2020 Cincinnati’s first-round selection suffered a torn labrum during organized team activities in June that required surgery. Tyler Dragon,, "Cincinnati Bengals rookie LT Jonah Williams is 'excited' by opportunity to practice again," 12 Dec. 2019 The broad area of low pressure was located in the Bay of Campeche on Thursday morning and looked a bit more organized, the hurricane center said. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical wave being watched in southern Gulf," 24 Oct. 2019 But done a good job balancing it out and staying organized and great group with the athletic department back there and the AD and president behind me at UNLV doing a great job supporting me. Q. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "What Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo, Justin Herbert said before facing Wisconsin in Rose Bowl," 29 Dec. 2019 There are some efforts, through groups like Demand Justice, which arose right before the Kennedy vacancy and the Kavanaugh nomination, to make this more organized and effective on the Democratic side. Hope Reese, Longreads, "‘They Were Growing Seedlings…Which Would Sprout To Become Supreme Court Justices’," 18 Dec. 2019 Lots of technology, very organized, and super caring search teams. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Cadaver dogs, volunteers help in search for missing Southfield mom," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Feb 2020

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“Organized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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