organization Definition

  • 1an organized group of people with a particular purpose, such as a business or government department
  • 2the act of arranging or planning something

Using organization: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "organization" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The organization is dedicated to helping the homeless.

  • Example

    She has excellent organizational skills.

  • Example

    The conference was well-organized and informative.

  • Example

    The company underwent a major reorganization last year.

organization Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for organization

Idioms Using organization

  • to organize oneself and one's activities in a more efficient and effective manner


    If we want to succeed, we need to get our act together and start working as a team.

  • well-organized and functioning effectively


    The project is in good shape and should be completed on time.

  • keep one's ducks in a row

    to keep things well-organized and under control


    She always keeps her ducks in a row and never misses a deadline.

Phrases with organization

  • non-profit organization

    an organization that operates for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers


    The charity is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to underprivileged children.

  • an organization that operates across national borders and has global membership, scope, or presence


    The United Nations is an international organization that promotes peace and cooperation among nations.

  • an organization that is part of a government and is responsible for carrying out specific functions or services


    The Environmental Protection Agency is a government organization that is responsible for protecting human health and the environment.

Origins of organization

from medieval Latin 'organizare', meaning 'to arrange or form into an organic whole'


Summary: organization in Brief

The term 'organization' [ˌɔːrɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən] refers to an organized group of people with a particular purpose, such as a business or government department. It also denotes the act of arranging or planning something, as in 'She has excellent organizational skills.' 'Organization' extends into phrases like 'non-profit organization,' and idioms like 'get one's act together,' denoting efficiency, and 'keep one's ducks in a row,' implying control.

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