formally affiliated in a recognized group or organization, especially a union: Organized dockworkers on the East Coast were preparing for a major strike.
having a formal structure or network of elements, especially to coordinate or carry out widespread activities: Fraud is often committed by highly sophisticated webs of organized crime.
characterized by neatness and order, with tasks planned, materials arranged, etc., for optimum efficiency: Mom was a very organized person who kept detailed grocery lists and a budget book.An organized classroom with defined areas and spaces can be helpful for younger students.
systematically formulated or followed; codified: Specialized stroke centers offer an organized approach to inpatient care.Catholicism, with a capital C, is an organized body of doctrine, belief, and worship.
the simple past tense and past participle of organize.
- well-or·gan·ized, adjective
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How to use organized in a sentence
Derechos originate within a mesoscale convective system — a vast, organized system of thunderclouds that are the basic building block for many different kinds of storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck | Carolyn Gramling | August 27, 2020 | Science News
In other cases, the rollout of endorsements was much more organized.Almost Everyone Trump Endorses Wins Their Primary … But Is He Padding His Record? | Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org) | August 26, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
In what looked like an organized military operation, there were water cannons and lots of laser-like lights.
First, it’s well organized and clearly outlined, even including a table where you can get the top-level information very quickly.How to build your brand authority through content marketing | Amanda Milligan | July 1, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
They’re trying to present China as this highly efficient, organized, competent government who took all the right actions — which again, is a kind of fictional account.Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414) | Stephen J. Dubner | April 23, 2020 | Freakonomics
Did he denounce the involvement of organized crime in the abduction and disappearance of 43 students in the nearby city of Iguala?
But they say its effect on the regular daily operation of organized crime has been negligible.
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference | Tim Mak | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.
All over the world the just claims of organized labor are intermingled with the underground conspiracy of social revolution.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
During the summer of 1862 between forty and fifty thousand loyal State militia were organized.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
After the Reserve Banks have been in operation long enough to be running smoothly, not a few branches will doubtless be organized.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The key to all our human disorder is organized education, comprehensive and universal.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
"This organized conspiracy on your part," the capstan gurgled, taking his cue from the mast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for organized
planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many people: organized crime
orderly and efficient: a highly organized campaign
(of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade union: organized labour
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