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. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
an association consisting of the US and other republics in the W hemisphere, founded at Bogotá in 1948 to promote military, economic, social, and cultural cooperation among the member states OAS See also Pan American Union
Organization of American States (OAS)
An international organization that includes the United States and over thirty nations in Latin America. It was founded in the 1940s to promote the peaceful settlement of disputes and economic cooperation among members.
[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.
noun 1. a former military organization functioning under both state and federal authority.