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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 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
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 for organizational
  • Applications for organizational plates can only be obtained from your membership organization.
  • organizational tools can help someone whose memory is already failing.
  • And it was unlike ordinary political coalitions because it didn't have the organizational muscle of voting blocs.
  • Watching the kitchen during the hectic rush of dinner service presented a case study in industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Memory consolidation can occur at many organizational levels in the brain.
  • Beyond organizational listings, there are many other sites where you can find various green resources.
  • During that period, almost all countries around the world made drastic organizational change and infrastructure.
  • And organizational requirements imposed a nested, overarching system for the placement of names.
  • When things heat up, as during the launching and recovery of planes, the organizational structure shifts into another gear.
  • Instead, she and her collaborator came up with an inspired organizational conceit.
British Dictionary definitions for organizational

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 organizational

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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organizational 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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