[awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n]



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.

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
Related formsor·gan·i·za·tion·al, adjectiveor·gan·i·za·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounmis·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounnon·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounpre·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounsub·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounsu·per·or·gan·i·za·tion, nounun·der·or·gan·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for organizational

Contemporary Examples of organizational

Historical Examples of organizational

  • Any organizational society is, in some ways, like a slave society.

    A Slave is a Slave

    Henry Beam Piper

  • It develops an internal "Organizational cult" (we know best and always).

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • By 1970 the country's three principal religious faiths had been eliminated as organizational bodies.

  • Alia was responsible for ideological affairs, Kapo for organizational matters, and Spahiu for the state administration.

  • They must evolve the faculty of transforming group opinion into governmental or organizational action.

    Government in Republican China

    Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

British Dictionary definitions for organizational




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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for organizational



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

organizational in Medicine




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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.