- organization (n.) mid-15c., "act of organizing," from M.Fr. organisation or directly from M.L. organizationem (nom. organizatio), noun of action from pp. stem of organizare, from L. organum "instrument, organ" (see ORGAN (Cf. organ)). Meaning "system, establishment" is from 1873. Organization man is from title of 1956 book by American sociologist William H. Whyte (1917-1999). Related: Organizational.
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organization — or‧gan‧i‧za‧tion [ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʆn ǁ ˌɔːrgənə ] also organisation noun 1. [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a company, business, group etc that has been formed for a particular purpose: • a not for profit organization • Federal officials making th … Financial and business terms
organization — or·ga·ni·za·tion n: a body (as a corporation or union) that has a membership acting or united for a common purpose or·ga·ni·za·tion·al adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. organization … Law dictionary
Organization — Or gan*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. organisation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a systematic way for use or action; as, the organization of an army, or of a deliberative body. The first organization of the general… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
organization — [n1] arrangement, arranging alignment, assembling, assembly, chemistry, composition, configuration, conformation, constitution, construction, coordination, design, disposal, format, formation, forming, formulation, framework, grouping, harmony,… … New thesaurus
Organization — group of people and facilities with an arrangement of responsibilities, authorities, and relationships (for example, company, corporation, firm, enterprise, institution, charity, sole trader, association, or parts or combination thereof) (p.… … Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации
organization — (Amer.) n. arrangement; state of being organized; organized body; association, union (also organisation)orÂ·ganÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€šÉ”rgÉ™nÉ™ zeÉªÊƒn /â€šÉ”ËgÉ™naÉª … English contemporary dictionary
organization — (also organisation) ► NOUN 1) the action of organizing. 2) a systematic arrangement or approach. 3) an organized body of people with a particular purpose, e.g. a business. DERIVATIVES organizational adjective organizationally adverb … English terms dictionary
organization — [ôr΄gə ni zā′shən, ôr΄gənīzā′shən] n. [ME organizacion < ML organizatio] 1. an organizing or being organized 2. the manner of being organized; organic structure 3. Rare ORGANISM 4. any unified, consolidated group of elements; systematized… … English World dictionary
Organization — For other uses, see Organization (disambiguation). An organization (or organisation see spelling differences) is a social group which distributes tasks for a collective goal. The word itself is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived… … Wikipedia
organization — organizational, adj. organizationally, adv. /awr geuh neuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of organizing. 2. the state or manner of being organized. 3. something that is organized. 4. organic structure; composition: The organization of this … Universalium