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organized

[awr-guh-nahyzd] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪzd/
adjective
1.
affiliated in an organization, especially a union:
organized dockworkers.
2.
having a formal organization or structure, especially to coordinate or carry out for widespread activities:
organized medicine; organized crime.
Origin of organized
1810-1820
1810-20; organize + -ed2
Related forms
well-organized, adjective
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  • Other than the Socialists, there is no well-organized group in the Chamber of Deputies.

  • For a mob of four millions of people was changed into a well-organized nation.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • The present cost of maintaining all the branches of this well-organized charity is about five thousand dollars a month.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • It can only show results by fighting as a well-organized, compact mass.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • A well-organized class will grow, for a time at least, whether it has a teacher or not.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
British Dictionary definitions for well-organized

well-organized

adjective (well organized when postpositive)
1.
having good organization; orderly and efficient: a well-organized individual

organized

/ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪzd/
adjective
1.
planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many people: organized crime
2.
orderly and efficient: a highly organized campaign
3.
(of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade union: organized labour
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Word Origin and History for well-organized

organized

adj.

1590s, "furnished with organs," past participle adjective from organize (v.). Meaning "forming a whole of interdependent parts" is from 1817. Organized crime attested from 1929.

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