Definition of organization in English:


(also organisation)


  • 1An organized group of people with a particular purpose, such as a business or government department.

    ‘a research organization’
    • ‘This is my fifth season as Master of Ceremonies for this remarkable organization.’
    • ‘Changes in the leadership lineup are normal in any dynamic organization.’
    • ‘Today, there exist thousands of these organizations in all parts of the world.’
    • ‘The Carers Association is the national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home.’
    • ‘International organizations are also structures for political communication.’
    • ‘At the outset of World War I in Europe, American librarians had only recently established a national professional organization.’
    • ‘It was the first time these four business organisations have come together for such an event.’
    • ‘It wants more schools and public sector organisations to use local ingredients.’
    • ‘Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit organization dedicated to repairing homes for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners.’
    • ‘For some organizations, the management of personnel can be seen as just one other asset to be managed.’
    • ‘We have been contacted by various legal organizations interested in our case.’
    • ‘Private sector companies and organisations will also be able to get foundation status.’
    • ‘A new national organisation to monitor NHS health boards is seeking to recruit more members in Orkney.’
    • ‘They lobby local and national government on behalf of businesses and organisations.’
    • ‘Many charitable organizations responded, and others were set up for the purpose.’
    • ‘People, departments, and organizations want power and the rewards that go with it.’
    • ‘He's likely to seek out terrorist organizations, which is a very dangerous position.’
    • ‘Nearly a third thought it a bad idea for the state to fund religious organizations for any purpose.’
    • ‘The Sierra Club remains the largest and most effective grassroots conservation organization in the world.’
    • ‘Relationships are structured by how people think, feel, and act in organizations.’
    company, firm, concern, operation, corporation, institution, group, establishment, consortium, conglomerate, combine, syndicate, body, agency, federation, confederation, alliance, coalition, association, movement, society, league, club, network, confederacy
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  • 2[mass noun] The action of organizing something.

    ‘the organization of conferences’
    • ‘The IIR specialises in conference organisation, property rental and training.’
    • ‘And most unions are working on these things, for example by allocating extra time and resources to education, organization and representation.’
    • ‘Augustine turned to Gregory for instructions on organization, management, and discipline.’
    • ‘As for content, key features of organisation and management are bundled into unmeasurable concepts.’
    • ‘The convenor and steward were both suspended two weeks ago and this was seen as a direct attack on union organisation.’
    • ‘Many thanks to Toby who put a lot of organization and time into this, and made this happen.’
    • ‘Lectures convey the professor's interpretation of the events she relates, through her selection of facts and her organization of the material.’
    • ‘Computers can also cut time and costs spent on the control, organisation and operation of the production process.’
    • ‘I have managed the sales organization for channel sales in New York and New Jersey.’
    • ‘The vast majority of its staff are engaged in conference organization, which involves convening meetings, preparing meeting rooms, and producing documents.’
    • ‘To propose central planning and organisation makes you a naive dinosaur.’
    • ‘They will be planning and discussing organization of future events and a form letter on housing issues for students.’
    • ‘Police reports claimed the activists were behind the whole organisation of the affair.’
    • ‘Seirawan's classification and organization of tactical motifs has its idiosyncrasies.’
    • ‘We are dealing here with bureaucracy as a principle of administrative technique and organization.’
    • ‘He specified three stages in the cognitive organization of experience.’
    • ‘It feels it would be better with the administration and organisation of the centre in the hands of council staff.’
    • ‘After all the build-up, planning and organisation, the Fringe is finally here.’
    • ‘Yet they also led to formidable new problems in organization and management.’
    • ‘Stroke units may also vary in terms of organisation, management, and skill mix.’
    planning, arrangement, coordination, structuring, administration, organizing, running, management, logistics
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    1. 2.1The way in which the elements of a whole are arranged.
      ‘the spatial organization of the cells’
      structure, arrangement, scheme, plan, pattern, order, form, format, framework, system, composition, constitution, shape, make-up, configuration
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    2. 2.2The quality of being systematic and efficient.
      ‘his lack of organization’
      • ‘Any candidate who demonstrates that type of organization and commitment will receive my vote any day.’
      • ‘It did not refer to ‘poor organisation, sequencing and lack of attention to detail’.’
      • ‘It certainly has exposed the lack of coordination and the lack of organization.’
      • ‘Lack discipline and organization and you will fall hopelessly behind in your work.’
      • ‘Newly-promoted Scarborough had far too much fitness, commitment and organisation.’
      • ‘Workload is an area where there is scope to improve organisation and labour efficiency on farms.’
      • ‘Therefore fitness will be paramount, along with experience, organisation and a bigger squad.’
      • ‘Repeatedly, he talks about the importance of discipline, organisation, structure and hard work.’
      • ‘It failed due to absolute power by one man, its own aggressive nature, and lack of organization.’
      • ‘Too often, managers are forced to give up quality and skill for organisation.’
      • ‘Ian is talking in a professional way about forward planning, organisation and continuity before breaking off.’
      • ‘As a result of inadequate supervision and organisation, four of the teenagers drowned.’
      • ‘It appealed to her belief in good management and organisation as the means to achieving targets.’
      • ‘Such lack of organization was unfortunately all too common among preachers of his day.’
      • ‘The numbers are there for us to do it, what we need is leadership and organisation.’
      • ‘Special thanks were given to the show secretary, for her hard work and efficient organisation.’
      • ‘Due to a great lack of organization, the event was running out of time on its permit.’
      • ‘States could raise armies, but they lacked the resources and organization to turn them into effective instruments of policy.’
      • ‘Morgan defended with organisation and commitment, and when they had the ball they racked up the points.’
      • ‘Her powers of organisation and direction were instrumental in establishing the Abbey.’
      efficiency, order, orderliness, sense of order, method, system, tidiness, planning
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