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’
    • ‘International organizations are also structures for political communication.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A new national organisation to monitor NHS health boards is seeking to recruit more members in Orkney.’
    • ‘We have been contacted by various legal organizations interested in our case.’
    • ‘Changes in the leadership lineup are normal in any dynamic organization.’
    • ‘Private sector companies and organisations will also be able to get foundation status.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He's likely to seek out terrorist organizations, which is a very dangerous position.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is my fifth season as Master of Ceremonies for this remarkable organization.’
    • ‘For some organizations, the management of personnel can be seen as just one other asset to be managed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Carers Association is the national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home.’
    • ‘Relationships are structured by how people think, feel, and act in organizations.’
    • ‘They lobby local and national government on behalf of businesses and organisations.’
    • ‘The Sierra Club remains the largest and most effective grassroots conservation organization in the world.’
    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’
    • ‘Many thanks to Toby who put a lot of organization and time into this, and made this happen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Augustine turned to Gregory for instructions on organization, management, and discipline.’
    • ‘After all the build-up, planning and organisation, the Fringe is finally here.’
    • ‘Lectures convey the professor's interpretation of the events she relates, through her selection of facts and her organization of the material.’
    • ‘It feels it would be better with the administration and organisation of the centre in the hands of council staff.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He specified three stages in the cognitive organization of experience.’
    • ‘And most unions are working on these things, for example by allocating extra time and resources to education, organization and representation.’
    • ‘I have managed the sales organization for channel sales in New York and New Jersey.’
    • ‘Seirawan's classification and organization of tactical motifs has its idiosyncrasies.’
    • ‘Computers can also cut time and costs spent on the control, organisation and operation of the production process.’
    • ‘To propose central planning and organisation makes you a naive dinosaur.’
    • ‘The convenor and steward were both suspended two weeks ago and this was seen as a direct attack on union organisation.’
    • ‘The vast majority of its staff are engaged in conference organization, which involves convening meetings, preparing meeting rooms, and producing documents.’
    • ‘Police reports claimed the activists were behind the whole organisation of the affair.’
    • ‘As for content, key features of organisation and management are bundled into unmeasurable concepts.’
    • ‘We are dealing here with bureaucracy as a principle of administrative technique and organization.’
    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 is when the concept of spatial design and organization comes into play.’
      • ‘A second model of membrane organization has developed in the past two decades.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the layout and organization of the book make it very difficult to work with.’
      • ‘The Preface sets forth the book's pedagogical goals, conceptual structure and formal organization.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Socialism is and has always been considered a system of economic organization of society.’
      • ‘Tactics were unveiled to party activists in Perth, at a conference to reform party organisation.’
      • ‘The study was undertaken at two neighbouring hospitals which differ in organisation and management.’
      • ‘Unlike in the post-industrial world, social organization changed as a direct result of demographic growth.’
      • ‘The effects of these drugs on cell morphology and organization were also investigated.’
      • ‘For centuries, marriage has been a basic element of social organization in societies around the world.’
      • ‘Because of this, many sectors have not yet moved away from old patterns of organisation.’
      • ‘This provided an element of democracy and a basic structure of organisation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The organization of the whole thing is very symphonic in nature, which is deliberate on my part.’
      • ‘The organization, scope and structure of the committee has a significant impact in this regard.’
      • ‘This phenomenon could be a source of spatial self-organization in biological membranes.’
      • ‘The organisation of social insurance systems also differ considerably from each other.’
      • ‘This would defeat the whole advantage of multicellular organization and lead to a dead end.’
      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’
      • ‘Lack discipline and organization and you will fall hopelessly behind in your work.’
      • ‘Repeatedly, he talks about the importance of discipline, organisation, structure and hard work.’
      • ‘Any candidate who demonstrates that type of organization and commitment will receive my vote any day.’
      • ‘Due to a great lack of organization, the event was running out of time on its permit.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Newly-promoted Scarborough had far too much fitness, commitment and 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.’
      • ‘Her powers of organisation and direction were instrumental in establishing the Abbey.’
      • ‘It certainly has exposed the lack of coordination and the lack of organization.’
      • ‘It appealed to her belief in good management and organisation as the means to achieving targets.’
      • ‘It failed due to absolute power by one man, its own aggressive nature, and lack of organization.’
      • ‘Workload is an area where there is scope to improve organisation and labour efficiency on farms.’
      • ‘As a result of inadequate supervision and organisation, four of the teenagers drowned.’
      • ‘Therefore fitness will be paramount, along with experience, organisation and a bigger squad.’
      • ‘States could raise armies, but they lacked the resources and organization to turn them into effective instruments of policy.’
      • ‘Such lack of organization was unfortunately all too common among preachers of his day.’
      • ‘Special thanks were given to the show secretary, for her hard work and efficient organisation.’
      • ‘It did not refer to ‘poor organisation, sequencing and lack of attention to detail’.’
      efficiency, order, orderliness, sense of order, method, system, tidiness, planning
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Pronunciation

organization

/ˌôrɡənəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌɔrɡənəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/