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organization

[awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of organizing.
2.
the state or manner of being organized.
3.
something that is organized.
4.
organic structure; composition:
The organization of this painting is quite remarkable.
5.
a group of persons organized for some end or work; association:
a nonprofit organization.
6.
the administrative personnel or apparatus of a business.
7.
the functionaries of a political party along with the offices, committees, etc., that they fill.
8.
an organism.
adjective
9.
of or relating to an organization.
10.
Informal. conforming entirely to the standards, rules, or demands of an organization, especially that of one's employer:
an organization mentality.
Also, especially British, organisation.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English organizacion < Medieval Latin organizātiōn- (stem of organizātiō), equivalent to organizāt(us) (past participle of organizāre; see organize, -ate2) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
organizational, adjective
organizationally, adverb
antiorganization, noun
misorganization, noun
nonorganization, noun
preorganization, noun
suborganization, noun
superorganization, noun
underorganization, noun
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Examples from the web for organization
  • He realized that the organization was failing in its goal of giving others the ability to use the platform independently.
  • Whether this be a final fact of human organization or not, it is certainly a fact of history.
  • In the first place, you must remember that this was the organization of a new party.
  • There is no authoritative biography, no major conservation organization named for him.
  • The organization's operations were in the red, and membership was limited.
  • The organization is notoriously difficult to study, thanks to its insistence on anonymity and its fluid membership.
  • For years, the organization has been asking researchers to help make clear to lawmakers the importance of research spending.
  • It must be used within or reinvested in the organization.
  • If meetings are often frustrating, they are also an indispensable part of sustaining any organization of even moderate complexity.
  • So this organization devoted to free educational materials has found itself selling things.
British Dictionary definitions for organization

organization

/ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of organizing or the state of being organized
2.
an organized structure or whole
3.
a business or administrative concern united and constructed for a particular end
4.
a body of administrative officials, as of a political party, a government department, etc
5.
order or system; method
Derived Forms
organizational, organisational, adjective
organizationally, organisationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for organization
n.

mid-15c., "act of organizing," from Middle French organisation and directly from Medieval Latin organizationem (nominative organizatio), noun of action from past participle stem of organizare, from Latin organum "instrument, organ" (see organ). Meaning "system, establishment" is from 1873. Organization man is from title of 1956 book by American sociologist William H. Whyte (1917-1999). Related: Organizational.

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organization in Medicine

organization or·gan·i·za·tion (ôr'gə-nĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of organizing.

  2. The state or manner of being organized.

  3. Something that has been organized or made into an ordered whole.

  4. Something made up of elements with varied functions that contribute to the whole and to collective functions.

  5. A structure through which individuals cooperate systematically to conduct business.

  6. The conversion of coagulated blood, exudate, or dead tissue into fibrous tissue.

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