WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- the act or process of organizing, planning, or working to put something together:[uncountable]the organization of a committee to run the banquet.
- [uncountable] the state or manner of being organized.
- the structure of something:[uncountable]the organization of brain cells to perform a function.
- a group of persons grouped together or organized for some purpose or work; an association:[countable]a national organization devoted to women's rights.
- the act or process of organizing.
- the state or manner of being organized.
- something that is organized.
- organic structure;
composition:The organization of this painting is quite remarkable.
- a group of persons organized for some end or work;
association:a nonprofit organization.
- the administrative personnel or apparatus of a business.
- Governmentthe functionaries of a political party along with the offices, committees, etc., that they fill.
- an organism.
- of or pertaining to an organization.
- Informal Termsconforming entirely to the standards, rules, or demands of an organization, esp. that of one's employer: an organization mentality.
or′gan•i•za ′tion•al•ly, adv.
- Medieval Latin organizātiōn- (stem of[organizātiō]), equivalent. to organizāt(us) (past participle of[organizāre;]see organize, -ate2) + -[iōn]- -ion
- late Middle English organizacion 1375–1425