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.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

organization noun (GROUP)

B1 [ C ] a group of people who work together in an organized way for a shared purpose:

the World Health Organization
The article was about the international aid organizations.

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organizational
adjective [ before noun ] UK usually organisational uk /ˌɔː.ɡən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən.əl/ us /ˌɔːr.ɡən.əˈzeɪ.ʃən.əl/

She is looking for a personal assistant 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 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)

"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 increasing pressure to be more accountable to multiple stakeholders.
a business/trading organization
a consumer/marketing/research organization
a nonprofit/charitable/voluntary organization
a national/international/local organization
a large/big/small organization In today's climate, large organizations are inevitably part of even bigger global networks.
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 annual business plan competition and provides assistance to young entrepreneurs.
head/director/member of an organization She's executive director 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 of corporate events.
careful/poor/bad organization According to the report, the firm's problems resulted from poor organization and bad management.

[ U ] the way in which something is arranged :

The organization and structure of the department needs rethinking.

(Definition of “organization” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)