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Meaning of “organization” in the English Dictionary

"organization" in British English

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organizationnoun

(UK usually organisation) uk   /ˌɔː.ɡən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɔːr.ɡən.əˈ-/
  • organization noun (GROUP)

B1 [C] a ​group of ​people who ​work together in an ​organized way for a ​sharedpurpose: the World Health Organization The ​article was about the ​internationalaid organizations.

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  • organization noun (ARRANGEMENT)

B1 [U] the ​planning of an ​activity or ​event: He didn't ​want to be ​involved in the organization of/for the ​conference, ​although he was ​willing to ​attend and ​speak.

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organizational
adjective [before noun] (UK usually organisational) uk   us   /-əl/
She is ​looking for a ​personalassistant with good organizational skills.
(Definition of organization from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organization" in American English

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organizationnoun

 us   /ˌɔr·ɡə·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
[C] a ​group whose ​memberswork together for a ​sharedpurpose in a ​continuing way: the ​National Organization of Women Labor organizations have ​contributedheavily to the ​Democraticcampaigns.
  • organization noun (MAKE A SYSTEM)

[U] arrangementaccording to a ​particularsystem: An organization by ​subjectrather than by ​dateseems to make ​sense.
(Definition of organization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"organization" in Business English

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organizationnoun

( UK also organisation) uk   /ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən/  us   /ɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃən/
[C] WORKPLACE a ​company or other ​group of ​people that ​works together for a particular ​purpose: Most organizations nowadays are under ​increasingpressure to be more ​accountable to ​multiplestakeholders. a business/​trading organization a consumer/​marketing/​research organization a nonprofit/​charitable/​voluntary organization a national/​international/​local organizationa large/big/small organization In today's ​climate, large organizations are inevitably ​part of ​even bigger ​globalnetworks.join/work for an organization How ​long have you ​worked for the organization?found/set up/launch an organization In 2006 North Dakota ​launched an organization which ​hosts an ​annualbusinessplancompetition and ​providesassistance to young ​entrepreneurs. head/director/member of an organization She's ​executivedirector of an organization that ​promotes Fair Trade.in/throughout/within an organization Reaching ​agreement within ​big organizations is not always ​easy.
[U] the ​activity of ​planning an ​event or ​activity: We ​specialize in the organization ofcorporateevents.careful/poor/bad organization According to the ​report, the firm's problems resulted from ​poor organization and ​badmanagement.
[U] the way in which something is ​arranged : The organization and ​structure of the ​departmentneedsrethinking.
(Definition of organization from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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