Definitions for: Organization


[n] the act of organizing a business or business-related activity; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
[n] the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation,"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
[n] the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically; "his organization of the work force was very efficient"
[n] an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
[n] an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
[n] a group of people who work together
[n] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Or`gan*i*za"tion, n. [Cf. F. organisation.]
1. The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a
systematic way for use or action; as, the organization of
an army, or of a deliberative body. ``The first
organization of the general government.'' --Pickering.

2. The state of being organized; also, the relations included
in such a state or condition.

What is organization but the connection of parts in
and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end
and means? --Coleridge.

3. That which is organized; an organized existence; an
organism; specif. (Biol.), an arrangement of parts for the
performance of the functions necessary to life.

The cell may be regarded as the most simple, the
most common, and the earliest form of organization.
--McKendrick.

Synonyms: administration, arrangement, brass, constitution, establishment, formation, governance, governing body, organisation, organisation, organisation, organisation, system, system

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