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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun organization:

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Definition of the noun organization

What does organization mean as a name of something?

Organization is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: organizations

  1. a group of people who work together
  2. an organized structure for arranging or classifying
    • example: the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • alternative spelling: organisation
    • synonyms of organization: arrangement / system
    • more generic word: structure = the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
    • more specific terms:
      • classification system = a system for classifying things
      • contrivance = an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
      • frame of reference / coordinate system / reference system / reference frame = a system that uses coordinates to establish position
      • data structure = the organization of data
      • design / plan = an arrangement scheme
      • statistical distribution / distribution = an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
      • genetic map = graphical representation of the arrangement of genes on a chromosome
      • kinship system = the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed
      • lattice = an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
      • living arrangement = an arrangement to allow people (or ideas) to coexist
      • ontology = a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
      • calendar = a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
  3. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  4. the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
  5. an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
    • example: his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • alternative spelling: organisation
    • synonym of organization: system
    • more generic words: methodicalness / orderliness = the quality of appreciating method and system
  6. the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
  7. the act of forming or establishing something

Alternative definition of the noun organization


  1. [uncountable] The quality of being organized.
  2. [uncountable] The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
  3. [countable] A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.
  4. [countable] A group of people consciously cooperating.


  1. "Organization" a.k.a. "The Organization" is a 1971 American film starring Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs. It was the last of the trilogy featuring the police detective Tibbs that had begun with In the Heat of the Night. In it Tibbs is called in to hunt down a gang of urban revolutionaries, suspected of a series of crimes. The title refers to a drug-trafficking organization Tibbs is pursuing.
  2. "Organization" is a 2013 Telly Award winning film.
    • award: - Telly Award for Internet/Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Online Video - How-To/Instructional, received by Sonnyboo Productions


"Organization" is a book by John Child.


  1. The organization this person served on the board for.
  2. Organization is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of management and organization studies. The editors-in-chief are Craig Prichard and Robyn Thomas. It was established in 1994 and is published by Sage Publications.
  3. Organization: Gives the name and units of the organization.
  4. Organization: The sanctioning body that organizes fights with this title at stake.
  5. The organization to which this mission is linked.

Phrases with Organization

Phrases starting with the word Organization:

  1. organization man
  2. organization chart
  3. organization expense

Phrases ending with the word Organization:

  1. line organization
  2. news organization
  3. self-organization
  4. Front organization
  5. Front-Organization
  6. world organization
  7. 15 may organization
  8. global organization
  9. social organization
  10. musical organization
  11. Virtual Organization
  12. business organization
  13. Umbrella organization
  14. abu nidal organization
  15. financial organization
  16. nonprofit organization
  17. terrorist organization

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Organization

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Google previewPublic Administration Workbook (2010)

by Pathi

Formal organization refers to the structure of well defined jobs each having a definite authority and responsibility.

According to Keith Davis, “Informal organization is the network of personal and social relationships not established or required by formal organization” Chester Barnard has defined informal...

Google previewCCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide (2017)

by O'Hara, Ben Malisow

Processes: The organization is a fast-food restaurant noted for its speed; the process of taking orders, preparing and...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1997)

Only after such presumption has thus been rebutted will further evidence as to whether the organization is an employer be considered. (The establishment or nonestablishment of such a right of participation will not raise any presumption as to ...

Google previewAdmission to the United Nations (2009)

Charter Article 4 and the Rise of Universal Organization by Thomas D. Grant

The Constitutive Function of Admission An international organization is an entity comprised, in the main,

Google previewUniversal Military Training (1917)

Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Military Affairs, United States Senate, Sixty-Fourth Congress, Second Session on S. 1695... by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs

Organization is perhaps as im ortant as any one of t e two others because organization means that is above the soldier, the officers, the administration, the supplies, the medical...

Organization is the essential of coordination and cooperation.

Google previewOrganization Effectiveness and Change Management (2013)

by Kondalkar, Kondalkar V. G.

The virtual organization is a temporary network of companies that come together quickly to exploit fast changing opportunities. The partners in the virtual organization share costs, skills, and access to international markets.

Google previewRoutledge Handbook of International Organization (2013)

by Bob Reinalda

International organization is a set term used by political scientists, as well as scholars from other disciplines such as...

Google previewNonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities (2011)

Essential Questions and Answers for Officers, Directors, and Advisors by Bruce R. Hopkins, Virginia C. Gross, Thomas J. Schenkelberg

If a trade or business regularly carried on by a partnership, of which a taxexempt organization is a member, is an unrelated trade or business with respect to the organization, in computing its unrelated business taxable income the organization ...

Google previewCommunity Organization And Social Action (2013)

by Suresh Murugan

Community organization is a relevant method to develop and use leadership. So it is applicable for community development.[g] Educational aspects in community development means helping people to know, learn, many of the aspects like, ...

Google previewManaging Environmentally Sustainable Innovation (2012)

Insights from the Construction Industry by Bart Bossink

INTRODUCTION A project organization is a frequently used form to organize innovation trajectories.

Google previewAnthropology (1997)

by Ram Nath Sharma, Rajendra K. Sharma

"Social organization is a state of being, a condition, in which the various institutions, in a society are functioning in accordance...

Jones, "Social organization is a system by which the parts of society are related to each other and to the...

Google previewPublic Administration (2006)

by Urmila Sharma, S.K. Sharma

Organization is an essential feature of any group activity.

Google previewKnowledge Management (2007)

Historical and Cross-disciplinary Themes by Danny P. Wallace

An organization is a government in that it possesses rule-defining and decision- making structures, delegates authority for...

An organization is an agency if its existence has a continuous nature in which individuals act on behalf of the ...

Google previewIndustrial Labour in India (1997)

by Rajendra Kumar Sharma

The word organization is a derivative of the word organ. The word organ means a part...

The second element basic to an organization is the adjustment between various components. In respect of adjustment also,

The third basic element of an organization is that it should be suited to purposive activity. This means that all ...

Google previewPaper (1920)

Devoted to the Manufacture, Sale and Use of Pulp and Paper

II Organization is the very nucleus of all evolution and progress, social, economic or what not.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the World Health Organization (2013)

by Kelley Lee, Jennifer Fang

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH COOPERATION BEFORE 1945 The World Health Organization (WHO) came into formal existence as the United Nations (UN) specialized agency for health in 1948. Its creation was based, to some extent, on an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2004)

by Robert L. Heath

A campaign is the strategic design of a series of messages sent to one or more targeted populations for a discrete period of time in response to a positive or negative situation affecting the organization. An organization or agency plans a ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of the Breast (2014)

by Merril D. Smith

The organization was founded at a time when breastfeeding rates in the United States had fallen to roughly 20 percent and most...

The organization spread quickly beyond the United States and became La Leche League International ( LLLI).

Google previewDictionary of Asia Pacific Business Terms (2004)

by Chwee Huat Tan

It is the trade organization for regulated securities and derivative markets, setdement institutions and related clearing houses. Its main purpose is to facilitate the representation and the development of organized and regulated markets.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Public Management and Governance (2006)

by Gambhir Bhatta

Change agent: Any individual that helps in the change process in an organization. The change agent need not necessarily be an individual, but if it is, the person is usually from outside the organization. This provides the opportunity to have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

La Leche League is an internationally recognized breastfeeding support organization founded in 1956 by a group of seven Catholic women from Chicago: Mary Ann Cahill, Betty Wagner, Mary Ann Kerwin, Mary White, Marian Tompson, ...

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Sign language

Spatial Organization | ASL - American Sign Language

Use the technique known as spatial organization to deliver information in a clear manner in American Sign Language (ASL). Morning routines were used in this ...

Quotes about Organization

Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization. (Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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Scrabble value of O1R1G2A1N1I1Z10A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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