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organization

noun ( UK also organisation)
 
 
/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 organizationa 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.
→  See also ECO , employers' organization , functional organization , International Labour Organization , NGO , virtual organization
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