American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of organizing.
- n. The state or manner of being organized: a high degree of organization.
- n. Something that has been organized or made into an ordered whole.
- n. Something made up of elements with varied functions that contribute to the whole and to collective functions; an organism.
- n. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association: a benevolent organization.
- n. A structure through which individuals cooperate systematically to conduct business.
- n. The administrative personnel of such a structure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of organizing, or the process of disposing or arranging constituent or interdependent parts into an organic whole. The process of rendering organic, in any sense.
- n. The process of arranging or systematizing; specifically, the process of combining parts into a coördinated whole: as, the organization of an expedition.
- n. That which is organized; a regularly constituted whole or aggregate; an organism, or a systematized and regulated whole; any body which has a definite constitution: often used specifically of an organized body of persons, as a literary society, club, corporation, etc.
- n. Organic structure or constitution; arrangement, disposition, or collocation of interdependent parts or organs; constitution in general: as, animal organization; the organization of society; the organization of the church or of a legislature. Specifically, the physical constitution of an animal or vegetable body or of one of its parts: used absolutely, the physical or mental constitution of a human being: often used with special reference to the activities or functions which depend upon such organic structure: as, a fine, delicate, or susceptible organization.
- n. Also spelled organisation.
- n. In biology: The structural composition of an organism.
- n. Metaphorically, the cause or explanation of the structure of organisms; that which organizes; an organizing influence. Most of the attempts to imagine an architecture in the egg as an explanation of the structure of the being that is developed from the egg are based upon the metaphorical conception of organization. See germ-plasm and physiological unit.
- n. In pathology, conversion of an amorphous substance, such as a blood-clot, into organized tissue.
- n. uncountable The quality of being organized.
- n. uncountable The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
- n. countable A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.
- n. countable A group of people consciously cooperating.
- n. baseball A major league club and all its farm teams.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a systematic way for use or action.
- n. The state of being organized.
- n. (Biol.) That which is organized; an organized existence; an organism. an arrangement of parts for the performance of the functions necessary to life.
- n. A group of persons associated together for a common purpose and having a set of rules which specify the relations of the individual members to the whole gorup.
- n. The manner in which something is organized; the relations included in an organized state or condition.
- n. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
- n. the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
- n. an organized structure for arranging or classifying
- n. an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
- n. the act of forming or establishing something
- n. a group of people who work together
- n. the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
- organize + -ation (Wiktionary)
“If, then, every known organization is redolent with contrivance, and teems with marks of design, by what analogy can we conclude that _Deity's organization_ is devoid of these properties? ”
“Just as remarkable as Crow's ability to raise money is his bewilderingly complex organization -- if, indeed, the term organization can be accurately applied," Fortune magazine reported in 1973.”
“While the difference in organization is of common knowledge, the consequences do not seem to have been recognized when democratic states began intervening in economic life.”
“This drew forth another question: "What do you understand by the term organization?”
“The term organization includes the conversion of the effusion into tissue, taking its character from the subjacent structures; the development of false membranes: and the formation of certain heteromorphous products, as Tubercle, Cancer, &c.”
“We can define the term organization as two or more individuals who are interacting with each other within a deliberately structured set up and working in an interdependent way to achieve some common objectives.”
“The website for the organization is a blog with no list of staff, board of directors or donor information.”
“She says she's explained that her organization is a legitimate nonprofit serving vets, whose identities are verified through discharge paperwork and checked again with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies.”
“But the current members can tell you about the current in-fighting, the good things that the organization is attempting to do, and why they joined this particular group.”
“Unless the organization has a flattened structure where employees can attend Board Meetings, then the sole source of information about the organization is the CEO or ED.”
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