Meaning of ORGANIZATION in English


ˌȯ(r)g(ə)nə̇ˈzāshən, ˌȯ(r)gəˌnīˈz- noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English organizacion, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French organisation, from Medieval Latin organization-, organizatio, from organizatus (past participle of organizare ) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion


a. : the act or process of organizing

the organization of his material into an outline

b. : the formation of fibrous tissue from a clot or exudate by invasion of connective tissue cells and capillaries from adjoining tissues accompanied by phagocytosis of superfluous material and multiplication of connective tissue cells — compare granulation

c. : the unification and harmonizing of all elements of a work of art : composition

2. : something organized:

a. : an organic being or system : organism

b. : a group of people that has a more or less constant membership, a body of officers, a purpose, and usually a set of regulations

representative of a local business organization

tax exemption for religious and charitable organizations

specifically : a military command consisting of two or more units


a. : a state or manner of being organized : organic structure : purposive systematic arrangement : constitution

a group with a high degree of organization

genius … implies an unusually subtle … organization of the personality — E.R.Bentley

specifically : the administrative and functional structure of an organization (as a business, political party, military unit) including the established relationships of personnel through lines of authority and responsibility with delegated and assigned duties

b. : a body of administrative officials ; specifically : the usually professional and full-time body of officials directing the affairs of a political party

• or·ga·ni·za·tion·al |ȯ(r)g(ə)nə̇|zāshən ə l, |ȯ(r)gəˌnī|z-, -shnəl adjective

• or·ga·ni·za·tion·al·ly - ə l]ē, -əl], ]i\ adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.