Definitions for organizationˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•gan•i•za•tionˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of organizing.

  2. the state or manner of being organized.

  3. something that is organized.

  4. organic structure; composition.

  5. a group of persons organized for some end or work; association.

  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.

    Category: Government

  8. (adj.)of or pertaining to an organization.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. conforming completely to the standards, rules, or demands of an organization, esp. that of one's employer:

    an organization man.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of organization:

1375–1425; late ME organizacion < ML organizātiō=organizā(re) to organize+ L -tiō -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. organization, organisation(noun)

    a group of people who work together

  2. arrangement, organization, organisation, system(noun)

    an organized structure for arranging or classifying

    "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"

  3. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation(noun)

    the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

    "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

  4. organization, organisation(noun)

    the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business

    "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"

  5. organization, organisation, system(noun)

    an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized

    "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"

  6. organization, organisation(noun)

    the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically

    "his organization of the work force was very efficient"

  7. constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation(noun)

    the act of forming or establishing something

    "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. organization(noun)ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən

    an organized group of people who work together

    a multi-national organization; an organization that promotes literacy

  2. organizationˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən

    the way things are organized

    We need someone with excellent organization skills.


  1. organization(Noun)

    The quality of being organized.

    This painting shows little organization at first glance, but little by little the structure becomes clear.

  2. organization(Noun)

    The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.

    The organization of the book is as follows.

  3. organization(Noun)

    A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.

  4. organization(Noun)

    A group of people consciously cooperating.

    Over time, the spontaneous movement had become an organization.

  5. organization(Noun)

    A major league club and all its farm teams.

    He's been in the Dodgers' organization since 2003.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organization' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1662

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organization' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1607

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organization' in Nouns Frequency: #485


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