an organization of African nations formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1963), for the purpose of coordinating policy and promoting unity among African peoples.
Abbreviation: OAU, O.A.U.
the former name of the African Union
noun 1. an organization formed in 1948 for the purpose of coordinated action in economic, political, and military matters: members are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. […]
[awr-guh-nahyz] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), organized, organizing. 1. to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee. 2. to systematize: to organize the files of an office. 3. to give structure or character to: to organize the elements of a composition. […]
[awr-guh-nahyzd] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪzd/ adjective 1. affiliated in an , especially a union: organized dockworkers. 2. having a formal or structure, especially to coordinate or carry out for widespread activities: organized medicine; organized crime. [awr-guh-nahyz] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), organized, organizing. 1. to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated […]
noun 1. all workers who are organized in labor unions. 2. these unions considered as a political force.