Definition of organization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃn//
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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 labour 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.
  5. Extra examples I admire her effective organization of the campaign. Most of these mistakes were the result of poor organization. The country plans to leave the organization. There are several talented people in that organization. a front organization for drug trafficking a high degree of organization the smooth organization of the trip An event on this scale takes a lot of organization. As a manager he’s obsessed with organization. Different public sector organizations adopt different accounting practices. She’s highly intelligent but her work lacks organization. The World Health Organization has called for $10 million to purchase medical supplies. The group is seen as a political organization. The report studies the organization of labour within the civil service. There are several non-governmental and non-profit organizations offering humanitarian assistance in the region. There need to be changes throughout the organization. These ideas are too simple for the more complex organization of modern societies. They blamed the government for the poor organization of the election. They experimented with new forms of social organization. This should improve communications within the organization. Voluntary organizations working with the homeless are against the proposal. We examined the organization of existing charities. What do you think about the general organization of the piece?
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