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.

organization of

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

organization of

There needs to be a change in the organization of the health service.

—organizational adjective :

organizational skills

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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.