Definition of organization in US English:

organization

(British organisation)

noun

  • 1An organized body of people with a particular purpose, especially a business, society, association, etc.

    ‘a research organization’
    • ‘We have been contacted by various legal organizations interested in our case.’
    • ‘They lobby local and national government on behalf of businesses and organisations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is my fifth season as Master of Ceremonies for this remarkable organization.’
    • ‘Nearly a third thought it a bad idea for the state to fund religious organizations for any purpose.’
    • ‘Today, there exist thousands of these organizations in all parts of the world.’
    • ‘Relationships are structured by how people think, feel, and act in organizations.’
    • ‘A new national organisation to monitor NHS health boards is seeking to recruit more members in Orkney.’
    • ‘Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit organization dedicated to repairing homes for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners.’
    • ‘The Sierra Club remains the largest and most effective grassroots conservation organization in the world.’
    • ‘For some organizations, the management of personnel can be seen as just one other asset to be managed.’
    • ‘International organizations are also structures for political communication.’
    • ‘Changes in the leadership lineup are normal in any dynamic organization.’
    • ‘He's likely to seek out terrorist organizations, which is a very dangerous position.’
    • ‘Private sector companies and organisations will also be able to get foundation status.’
    • ‘People, departments, and organizations want power and the rewards that go with it.’
    • ‘The Carers Association is the national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home.’
    • ‘Many charitable organizations responded, and others were set up for the purpose.’
    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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  • 2The action of organizing something.

    ‘the organization of conferences and seminars’
    • ‘He specified three stages in the cognitive organization of experience.’
    • ‘Augustine turned to Gregory for instructions on organization, management, and discipline.’
    • ‘Stroke units may also vary in terms of organisation, management, and skill mix.’
    • ‘It feels it would be better with the administration and organisation of the centre in the hands of council staff.’
    • ‘And most unions are working on these things, for example by allocating extra time and resources to education, organization and representation.’
    • ‘After all the build-up, planning and organisation, the Fringe is finally here.’
    • ‘We are dealing here with bureaucracy as a principle of administrative technique and organization.’
    • ‘The IIR specialises in conference organisation, property rental and training.’
    • ‘They will be planning and discussing organization of future events and a form letter on housing issues for students.’
    • ‘Computers can also cut time and costs spent on the control, organisation and operation of the production process.’
    • ‘The convenor and steward were both suspended two weeks ago and this was seen as a direct attack on union organisation.’
    • ‘I have managed the sales organization for channel sales in New York and New Jersey.’
    • ‘To propose central planning and organisation makes you a naive dinosaur.’
    • ‘Yet they also led to formidable new problems in organization and management.’
    • ‘As for content, key features of organisation and management are bundled into unmeasurable concepts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Police reports claimed the activists were behind the whole organisation of the affair.’
    • ‘The vast majority of its staff are engaged in conference organization, which involves convening meetings, preparing meeting rooms, and producing documents.’
    • ‘Seirawan's classification and organization of tactical motifs has its idiosyncrasies.’
    planning, arrangement, coordination, structuring, administration, organizing, running, management, logistics
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    1. 2.1 The structure or arrangement of related or connected items.
      ‘the spatial organization of the cells’
      • ‘The Preface sets forth the book's pedagogical goals, conceptual structure and formal organization.’
      • ‘This phenomenon could be a source of spatial self-organization in biological membranes.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the layout and organization of the book make it very difficult to work with.’
      • ‘The organization, scope and structure of the committee has a significant impact in this regard.’
      • ‘Because of this, many sectors have not yet moved away from old patterns of organisation.’
      • ‘Unlike in the post-industrial world, social organization changed as a direct result of demographic growth.’
      • ‘The organisation of social insurance systems also differ considerably from each other.’
      • ‘Socialism is and has always been considered a system of economic organization of society.’
      • ‘A second model of membrane organization has developed in the past two decades.’
      • ‘This provided an element of democracy and a basic structure of organisation.’
      • ‘Tactics were unveiled to party activists in Perth, at a conference to reform party organisation.’
      • ‘The effects of these drugs on cell morphology and organization were also investigated.’
      • ‘The details of guard cell wall composition and organization are, unfortunately, not known.’
      • ‘If evidence is to be found to support such a hypothesis, it will be by examining patterns of genomic organization.’
      • ‘This would defeat the whole advantage of multicellular organization and lead to a dead end.’
      • ‘The organization of the whole thing is very symphonic in nature, which is deliberate on my part.’
      • ‘The study was undertaken at two neighbouring hospitals which differ in organisation and management.’
      • ‘The arrangement of a field system, its organization, and the nature of the components within it say a lot about its origins and how it worked.’
      • ‘For centuries, marriage has been a basic element of social organization in societies around the world.’
      • ‘This is when the concept of spatial design and organization comes into play.’
      structure, arrangement, scheme, plan, pattern, order, form, format, framework, system, composition, constitution, shape, make-up, configuration
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    2. 2.2 An efficient and orderly approach to tasks.
      ‘apparent disorder and lack of organization’
      • ‘It did not refer to ‘poor organisation, sequencing and lack of attention to detail’.’
      • ‘Ian is talking in a professional way about forward planning, organisation and continuity before breaking off.’
      • ‘The numbers are there for us to do it, what we need is leadership and organisation.’
      • ‘Due to a great lack of organization, the event was running out of time on its permit.’
      • ‘Such lack of organization was unfortunately all too common among preachers of his day.’
      • ‘It failed due to absolute power by one man, its own aggressive nature, and lack of organization.’
      • ‘It appealed to her belief in good management and organisation as the means to achieving targets.’
      • ‘Repeatedly, he talks about the importance of discipline, organisation, structure and hard work.’
      • ‘Morgan defended with organisation and commitment, and when they had the ball they racked up the points.’
      • ‘Lack discipline and organization and you will fall hopelessly behind in your work.’
      • ‘As a result of inadequate supervision and organisation, four of the teenagers drowned.’
      • ‘Too often, managers are forced to give up quality and skill for organisation.’
      • ‘It certainly has exposed the lack of coordination and the lack of organization.’
      • ‘Her powers of organisation and direction were instrumental in establishing the Abbey.’
      • ‘Special thanks were given to the show secretary, for her hard work and efficient organisation.’
      • ‘Any candidate who demonstrates that type of organization and commitment will receive my vote any day.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘States could raise armies, but they lacked the resources and organization to turn them into effective instruments of policy.’
      • ‘Therefore fitness will be paramount, along with experience, organisation and a bigger squad.’
      efficiency, order, orderliness, sense of order, method, system, tidiness, planning
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Pronunciation

organization

/ˌôrɡənəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌɔrɡənəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/