organizationor‧gan‧i‧za‧tion (also organisation British English) /ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌɔːrɡənə-/ ●●●S2W1 noun1[countable]ORGANIZATION a group such as a club or business that has formed for a particular purposeThe public expect high standards from any large organization.the World Trade Organizationa voluntary organization which helps disabled people with their transport needsan illegal terrorist organizationinternational organizations such as the UN2[uncountable]ORGANIZEplanning and arranging something so that it is successful or effectivePutting on a show of this kind involves considerable organisation.organization ofThe college has helped Anne with the organization of the event.3[uncountable]ORGANIZE the way in which the different parts of a system are arranged and work togetherorganization ofThere needs to be a change in the organization of the health service. —organizational adjectiveorganizational skillsTHESAURUSorganization a group of people, companies, or countries, which is set up for a particular purposeGreenpeace is an international organization that protects the environment.the World Health Organizationinstitution a large importantorganization such as a bank, church, or universityThe University is an important academic institution.financial institutions such as banksassociation an organization for people in a particular profession, sport, or activity, which officially represents its members – often used in namesI met a representative of the National Association of Teachers.the Football Associationparty an organization of people with the same politicalaims which you can vote for in electionsWhich political party do you support?He voted for the Republican Party’s candidate.body an important group of people who make the rules and advise people about what should be allowedthe sport’s governing bodyThe government has set up an advisory body.club/society an organization for people who share an interest, for example a sportWe belong to a tennis club.I joined the university film society.union an organization formed by workers in order to protect their rightsThe union ordered its members out on strike.charity an organization which collects money to help people who are poor, sick etc and does not make any profit for itselfShe has raised a lot of money for local charities.quango British English disapproving an organization set up by the government, which has officialpower but whose members have not been electedthe amount of money that is wasted on government quangos
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organization• Most bigorganizationsemploy their own legalexperts.• a non-profitenvironmentalorganization• the World HealthOrganization• Greenpeace is an internationalorganization that works to protect the environment.• There are some good ideas here, but the essaylacksorganization and clarity.• Employeesreceive health care from a health maintenanceorganization (HMO).• The person being called can tell us what he or she thinks or feels about our organization and what we offer.• one of Europe's leadinghuman rights organizations• Callihan's organization and leadership has been invaluable.• Publicitydiffers from the other promotionaldevicesmentioned in this chapter in that it often does not cost the organization any money!• People feel out of touch with one another and with the organization.• The organizationhopes to adopt the standard within a year.• And if there was organization and money, then there was design and planning.organization of• the socialorganization ofprimitivecultures• As museumdirector, she has overseen the organization of about 50 exhibitions.From Longman Business Dictionaryorganizationor‧gan‧i‧za‧tion /ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃənˌɔːrgənə-/ (also organisation British English) noun1[countable]ORGANIZATIONS a company, business, group etc that has been formed for a particular purposea not-for-profit organizationFederal officials making the grants consider such factors as an organization’s ability to raise other funds. →employers' organization →virtual organization2[uncountable] the planning and arranging of work of a particular business, company, group etcnew management methods that challenge classical ideas about organisation3organization Man/Woman disapprovingHUMAN RESOURCES someone working for a company who never takes risks and always agrees with the people in authorityEntrepreneurial types are more creative and experimental - without them organization Man and Woman will suffer.