organization

[awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuhn]
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.
adjective
9.
of or pertaining 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:
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

organizational, adjective
organizationally, adverb
antiorganization, noun
misorganization, noun
nonorganization, noun
preorganization, noun
suborganization, noun
superorganization, noun
underorganization, noun
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organization or organisation (ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
organisation or organisation
 
n
 
organi'zational or organisation
 
adj
 
organi'sational or organisation
 
adj
 
organi'zationally or organisation
 
adv
 
organi'sationally or organisation
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

organization
mid-15c., "act of organizing," from M.L. organizationem (nom. organizatio), noun of action from organizare, from L. 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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Medical Dictionary

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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Applications for organizational plates can only be obtained from your
  membership organization.
Organizational tools can help someone whose memory is already failing.
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  organizational muscle of voting blocs.
Watching the kitchen during the hectic rush of dinner service presented a case
  study in industrial and organizational psychology.
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