Meaning of ORGANIZATION in English
or ‧ gan ‧ i ‧ za ‧ tion S2 W1 BrE AmE ( also organisation British English ) /ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ ˌɔːrɡənə-/ noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ organization ≠ DISORGANIZATION , ↑ reorganization , ↑ organizer ; verb : ↑ organize ≠ DISORGANIZE , ↑ reorganize ; adjective : ↑ organizational , ↑ organized ≠ ↑ disorganized ]
1 . [countable] a group such as a club or business that has formed for a particular purpose:
The public expect high standards from any large organization.
the World Trade Organization
a voluntary organization which helps disabled people with their transport needs
an illegal terrorist organization
international organizations such as the UN
2 . [uncountable] planning and arranging something so that it is successful or effective:
Putting on a show of this kind involves considerable organisation.
The college has helped Anne with the organization of the event.
3 . [uncountable] the way in which the different parts of a system are arranged and work together
There needs to be a change in the organization of the health service.
—organizational adjective :
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▪ organization a group of people, companies, or countries, which is set up for a particular purpose:
Greenpeace is an international organization that protects the environment.
the World Health Organization
▪ institution a large important organization such as a bank, church, or university:
The University is an important academic institution.
financial institutions such as banks
▪ association an organization for people in a particular profession, sport, or activity, which officially represents its members – often used in names:
I met a representative of the National Association of Teachers.
the Football Association
▪ party an organization of people with the same political aims which you can vote for in elections:
Which political party do you support?
He voted for the Republican Party’s candidate.
▪ body an important group of people who make the rules and advise people about what should be allowed:
the sport’s governing body
The government has set up an advisory body.
▪ club/society an organization for people who share an interest, for example a sport:
We belong to a tennis club.
I joined the university film society.
▪ union an organization formed by workers in order to protect their rights:
The union ordered its members out on strike.
▪ charity an organization which collects money to help people who are poor, sick etc and does not make any profit for itself:
She has raised a lot of money for local charities.
▪ quango British English disapproving an organization set up by the government, which has official power but whose members have not been elected:
the amount of money that is wasted on government quangos
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012