Definition of organization in US English:

organization

noun

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

    ‘a research organization’
    • ‘This is my fifth season as Master of Ceremonies for this remarkable organization.’
    • ‘People, departments, and organizations want power and the rewards that go with it.’
    • ‘It was the first time these four business organisations have come together for such an event.’
    • ‘At the outset of World War I in Europe, American librarians had only recently established a national professional organization.’
    • ‘Private sector companies and organisations will also be able to get foundation status.’
    • ‘We have been contacted by various legal organizations interested in our case.’
    • ‘For some organizations, the management of personnel can be seen as just one other asset to be managed.’
    • ‘Many charitable organizations responded, and others were set up for the purpose.’
    • ‘Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit organization dedicated to repairing homes for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners.’
    • ‘Relationships are structured by how people think, feel, and act in organizations.’
    • ‘International organizations are also structures for political communication.’
    • ‘They lobby local and national government on behalf of businesses and organisations.’
    • ‘Changes in the leadership lineup are normal in any dynamic organization.’
    • ‘Today, there exist thousands of these organizations in all parts of the world.’
    • ‘A new national organisation to monitor NHS health boards is seeking to recruit more members in Orkney.’
    • ‘It wants more schools and public sector organisations to use local ingredients.’
    • ‘The Sierra Club remains the largest and most effective grassroots conservation organization in the world.’
    • ‘The Carers Association is the national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home.’
    • ‘Nearly a third thought it a bad idea for the state to fund religious organizations for any purpose.’
    • ‘He's likely to seek out terrorist organizations, which is a very dangerous position.’
    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’
    • ‘It feels it would be better with the administration and organisation of the centre in the hands of council staff.’
    • ‘To propose central planning and organisation makes you a naive dinosaur.’
    • ‘He specified three stages in the cognitive organization of experience.’
    • ‘Augustine turned to Gregory for instructions on organization, management, and discipline.’
    • ‘They will be planning and discussing organization of future events and a form letter on housing issues for students.’
    • ‘Seirawan's classification and organization of tactical motifs has its idiosyncrasies.’
    • ‘Yet they also led to formidable new problems in organization and management.’
    • ‘The IIR specialises in conference organisation, property rental and training.’
    • ‘Many thanks to Toby who put a lot of organization and time into this, and made this happen.’
    • ‘As for content, key features of organisation and management are bundled into unmeasurable concepts.’
    • ‘The vast majority of its staff are engaged in conference organization, which involves convening meetings, preparing meeting rooms, and producing documents.’
    • ‘And most unions are working on these things, for example by allocating extra time and resources to education, organization and representation.’
    • ‘We are dealing here with bureaucracy as a principle of administrative technique and organization.’
    • ‘Lectures convey the professor's interpretation of the events she relates, through her selection of facts and her organization of the material.’
    • ‘After all the build-up, planning and organisation, the Fringe is finally here.’
    • ‘The convenor and steward were both suspended two weeks ago and this was seen as a direct attack on union organisation.’
    • ‘Computers can also cut time and costs spent on the control, organisation and operation of the production process.’
    • ‘Police reports claimed the activists were behind the whole organisation of the affair.’
    • ‘Stroke units may also vary in terms of organisation, management, and skill mix.’
    • ‘I have managed the sales organization for channel sales in New York and New Jersey.’
    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’
      • ‘This provided an element of democracy and a basic structure of organisation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Socialism is and has always been considered a system of economic organization of society.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is when the concept of spatial design and organization comes into play.’
      • ‘This phenomenon could be a source of spatial self-organization in biological membranes.’
      • ‘Because of this, many sectors have not yet moved away from old patterns of organisation.’
      • ‘The organisation of social insurance systems also differ considerably from each other.’
      • ‘The details of guard cell wall composition and organization are, unfortunately, not known.’
      • ‘The Preface sets forth the book's pedagogical goals, conceptual structure and formal organization.’
      • ‘The organization of the whole thing is very symphonic in nature, which is deliberate on my part.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the layout and organization of the book make it very difficult to work with.’
      • ‘Unlike in the post-industrial world, social organization changed as a direct result of demographic growth.’
      • ‘Tactics were unveiled to party activists in Perth, at a conference to reform party organisation.’
      • ‘The organization, scope and structure of the committee has a significant impact in this regard.’
      • ‘The effects of these drugs on cell morphology and organization were also investigated.’
      • ‘The study was undertaken at two neighbouring hospitals which differ in organisation and management.’
      • ‘A second model of membrane organization has developed in the past two decades.’
      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’
      • ‘Workload is an area where there is scope to improve organisation and labour efficiency on farms.’
      • ‘Any candidate who demonstrates that type of organization and commitment will receive my vote any day.’
      • ‘Such lack of organization was unfortunately all too common among preachers of his day.’
      • ‘Therefore fitness will be paramount, along with experience, organisation and a bigger squad.’
      • ‘As a result of inadequate supervision and organisation, four of the teenagers drowned.’
      • ‘States could raise armies, but they lacked the resources and organization to turn them into effective instruments of policy.’
      • ‘Due to a great lack of organization, the event was running out of time on its permit.’
      • ‘It did not refer to ‘poor organisation, sequencing and lack of attention to detail’.’
      • ‘Repeatedly, he talks about the importance of discipline, organisation, structure and hard work.’
      • ‘Too often, managers are forced to give up quality and skill for organisation.’
      • ‘It appealed to her belief in good management and organisation as the means to achieving targets.’
      • ‘Special thanks were given to the show secretary, for her hard work and efficient organisation.’
      • ‘Morgan defended with organisation and commitment, and when they had the ball they racked up the points.’
      • ‘The numbers are there for us to do it, what we need is leadership and organisation.’
      • ‘Lack discipline and organization and you will fall hopelessly behind in your work.’
      • ‘It failed due to absolute power by one man, its own aggressive nature, and lack of organization.’
      • ‘Newly-promoted Scarborough had far too much fitness, commitment and organisation.’
      • ‘Her powers of organisation and direction were instrumental in establishing the Abbey.’
      • ‘Ian is talking in a professional way about forward planning, organisation and continuity before breaking off.’
      • ‘It certainly has exposed the lack of coordination and the lack of organization.’
      efficiency, order, orderliness, sense of order, method, system, tidiness, planning
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Pronunciation

organization

/ˌôrɡənəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌɔrɡənəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/