1. [ noun ] a group of people who work together
Synonyms: organisation
Related terms: social_group association party company union force institution machine mission unit denomination enterprise machine blue alliance pool committee hierarchy gray deputation host establishment fire_brigade affiliate Peace_Corps line_organization fiefdom quango polity congress_of_racial_equality ngo musical_organization Salvation_Army Red_Cross girl_scouts Tammany_Hall federation greenpeace defense nt line_of_defense professional_organization Irish_Republican_Army professional_organisation AA association_of_orangemen membership quorum form organize unionize
2. [ noun ] an organized structure for arranging or classifying
Synonyms: system arrangement organisation

"he changed the arrangement of the topics" "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original" "he tried to understand their system of classification"

Related terms: structure design distribution calendar living_arrangement coordinate_system data_structure lattice genetic_map contrivance classification_system organize systematize
3. [ noun ] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something
Synonyms: administration establishment brass organisation governing_body governance

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"

Related terms: body management judiciary executive government_officials top_brass county_council curia hierarchy advisory_board government hierarchy form organize administer organize mastermind
4. [ noun ] the act of forming something
Synonyms: establishment formation constitution organisation

"the constitution of a PTA group last year" "it was the establishment of his reputation" "he still remembers the organization of the club"

Related terms: beginning colonization communization federation unionization collectivization establish establish form shape organize organize unionize
5. [ noun ] (work,business) the act of organizing a business or business-related activity
Synonyms: organisation

"he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"

Related terms: administration systematization reorganization syndication self-organization form organize organize mastermind
6. [ noun ] (physics) the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
Synonyms: arrangement organisation

"in this new organization the container is much smaller"

Related terms: activity order systematization randomization territorialization rearrangement listing orchestration organize organize mastermind
7. [ noun ] an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
Synonyms: system organisation

"his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality" "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"

Related terms: orderliness organize systematize
Similar spelling:   organizational