from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Functioning within a formal structure, as in the coordination and direction of activities.
  • adj. Affiliated in an organization, especially a union.
  • adj. Efficient and methodical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a person, characterised by efficient organisation.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of organize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as arranged.
  • adj. formed into an organization. Opposite of unorganized.
  • adj. well-conducted. Opposite of disorganized.
  • adj. arranged according to a system or rule.
  • adj. being a member of or formed into a labor union; -- of workers, used especially in the phrase “organized labor‖. Opposite of nonunion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • adj. methodical and efficient in arrangement or function
  • adj. being a member of or formed into a labor union


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    August 26, 2009

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    August 26, 2009