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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Organization  \Or`gan*i*za"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  organisation.] 
  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  government.''  --Pickering. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  organized;  also  the  relations  included 
  in  such  a  state  or  condition. 
 
  What  is  organization  but  the  connection  of  parts  in 
  and  for  a  whole,  so  that  each  part  is  at  once,  end 
  and  means?  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  organized;  an  organized  existence;  an 
  organism;  specif.  (Biol.),  an  arrangement  of  parts  for  the 
  performance  of  the  functions  necessary  to  life. 
 
  The  cell  may  be  regarded  as  the  most  simple,  the 
  most  common,  and  the  earliest  form  of  organization. 
  --McKendrick. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  organization 
  n  1:  a  group  of  people  who  work  together  [syn:  {organisation}] 
  2:  an  organized  structure  for  arranging  or  classifying;  "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"  [syn:  {arrangement},  {organisation},  {system}] 
  3:  the  persons  (or  committees  or  departments  etc.)  who  make  up 
  a  governing  body  and  who  administer  something  "he  claims 
  that  the  present  administration  is  corrupt";  "the 
  governance  of  an  association  is  responsible  to  its 
  members";  "he  quickly  became  recognized  as  a  member  of  the 
  establishment"  [syn:  {administration},  {governance},  {establishment}, 
  {brass},  {organisation}] 
  4:  the  act  of  forming  something  "the  constitution  of  a  PTA 
  group";  "he  still  remembers  the  establishment  of  the 
  hospital"  [syn:  {constitution},  {establishment},  {formation}, 
  {organisation}] 
  5:  the  act  of  organizing  a  business  or  business-related 
  activity;  "he  was  brought  in  to  supervise  the  organization 
  of  a  new  department"  [syn:  {organisation}] 
  6:  the  activity  or  result  of  distributing  or  disposing  persons 
  or  things  properly  or  methodically;  "in  this  new 
  organization  the  container  is  much  smaller"  [syn:  {organisation}, 
  {arrangement}] 
  7:  an  ordered  manner;  orderliness  by  virtue  of  being  methodical 
  and  well  organized;  "his  compulsive  organization  was  not 
  an  endearing  quality";  "we  can't  do  it  unless  we  establish 
  some  system  around  here"  [syn:  {organisation},  {system}] 




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