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Noun: organization  ,or-gu-nu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,or-gu-nI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. A group of people (or businesses, etc.) who work together for an explicit purpose, with organized rules and structure
    - organisation [Brit]
  2. An organized structure for arranging or classifying
    "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original";
    - arrangement, organisation [Brit], system
  3. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    "he claims that the present organization is corrupt";
    - administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organisation [Brit], admin [informal]
  4. The act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
    "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department";
    - organisation [Brit]
  5. An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
    "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality";
    - organisation [Brit], system
  6. The activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
    "his organization of the work force was very efficient";
    - organisation [Brit]
  7. The act of forming or establishing something
    "he still remembers the organization of the club";
    - constitution, establishment, formation, organisation [Brit]

Derived forms: organizations

Type of: activity, administration, beginning, body, commencement, disposal, method, methodicalness, orderliness, social group, start, structure

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Organization, Reconstruction and Training