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English definition of “organization”

organization

noun  /ˌɔr·ɡə·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] a group whose members work together for a shared purpose in a continuing way: the National Organization of Women Labor organizations have contributed heavily to the Democratic campaigns.

organization noun (MAKE A SYSTEM)

[U] arrangement according to a particular system: An organization by subject rather than by date seems to make sense.
(Definition of organization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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