[ awr-guh-nahyzd ]
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  1. formally affiliated in a recognized group or organization, especially a union: Organized dockworkers on the East Coast were preparing for a major strike.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of organize.

Origin of organized

First recorded in 1810–20; organize + -ed2

Other words from organized

  • well-or·gan·ized, adjective

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How to use organized in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for organized



/ (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪzd) /

  1. planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many people: organized crime

  2. orderly and efficient: a highly organized campaign

  1. (of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade union: organized labour

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