organization

[ awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. organisation,
  2. organise,
  3. organiser,
  4. organism,
  5. organist,
  6. organization chart,
  7. organization for economic cooperation and development,
  8. organization for european economic cooperation,
  9. organization man,
  10. organization of african unity

Also especially British, or·gan·i·sa·tion.

Origin of organization

1375–1425; late Middle English organizacion < Medieval Latin organizātiōn- (stem of organizātiō), equivalent to organizāt(us) (past participle of organizāre; see organize, -ate2) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for organization

organization

organisation

/ (ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən) /

noun

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
Derived Formsorganizational or organisational, adjectiveorganizationally or organisationally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for organization

organization

n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for organization

organization

[ ôr′gə-nĭ-zāshən ]

n.

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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