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Definition of organization noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a group of people who form a business, club, etc. together in order to achieve a particular aim to work for a business/political/voluntary organization the World Health Organization He's the president of a large international organization.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of making arrangements or preparations for something synonym planning I leave most of the organization of these conferences to my assistant. A wedding on that scale takes a lot of organization.
  3. 3[uncountable] the way in which the different parts of something are arranged synonym structure The report studies the organization of labor within the company.
  4. 4[uncountable] the quality of being arranged in a neat, careful, and logical way She is highly intelligent but her work lacks organization.
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adjective organizational skills organizational change
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: organization