Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “organization”


noun ( also UK -isation)     /ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən/
GROUP [C] B1 an official group of people who work together for the same purpose : a charitable / voluntary organization Societies, clubs and organizationsBusinesses and enterprises
ARRANGEMENT [U] the way that parts of something are arranged : Better organization of the office would improve efficiency .Classifying and creating order
PLAN [U] B1 the planning of an activity or event : Who was responsible for the organization of the conference ?Managing and organizing
organizational adjective organizational skills
(Definition of organization noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “organization”

Definitions of “organization” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More