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the act or process of .
the state or manner of being .
something that is organized.
structure; composition:
The organization of this painting is quite remarkable.
a group of persons organized for some end or work; association:
a nonprofit organization.
the administrative personnel or apparatus of a business.
the functionaries of a political party along with the offices, committees, etc., that they fill.
an .
of or relating to an organization.
Informal. conforming entirely to the standards, rules, or demands of an organization, especially that of one’s employer:
an organization mentality.
Contemporary Examples

Both Israelis and Arabs see themselves as righteous victims, and both blame the organization that put them in this mess.
War of Words Between Israel and UN Continues Betsy Pisik August 9, 2014

Rieckhoff sees himself and his organization fighting “a continuing and escalating attack on veterans benefits.”
The H.M.O. That Kills Terrorists Eleanor Clift February 26, 2014

These activists might be able to make a lot more money working for themselves or for an organization—but they chose otherwise.
Turning Idealism Into Action Jill W. Iscol October 24, 2011

After two years, the organization asked me to come back to as a trainer.
Meryl Streep Tells Zarcquona’s Story September 15, 2011

Take, for example, Ending Spending, an organization dedicated to shrinking the government.
The Debt-Crisis Ad Blitz Laura Colarusso August 2, 2011

Historical Examples

The organization of works of charity was soon actively pursued.
The Apostles Ernest Renan

The organization might think it had more right than ever to be bitter against us.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson

Far from it, for the experience of the war has taught only too well that the organization of an air force takes time and patience.
Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser

In politics, Mr. Palmer has been a member of the Republican party since its organization.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

The organization will aim to direct negro sentiment and support along lines of best interests for Detroit.
Negro Migration during the War Emmett J. Scott

the act of organizing or the state of being organized
an organized structure or whole
a business or administrative concern united and constructed for a particular end
a body of administrative officials, as of a political party, a government department, etc
order or system; method

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.

organization or·gan·i·za·tion (ôr’gə-nĭ-zā’shən)

The act or process of organizing.

The state or manner of being organized.

Something that has been organized or made into an ordered whole.

Something made up of elements with varied functions that contribute to the whole and to collective functions.

A structure through which individuals cooperate systematically to conduct business.

The conversion of coagulated blood, exudate, or dead tissue into fibrous tissue.


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