What is organization?

  • (noun): An organized structure for arranging or classifying.
    Example: "The facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"
    Synonyms: arrangement, organisation, system
    See also — Additional definitions below


An organisation (or organization – see spelling differences) is a social entity that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment. The word is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived from the better-known word ergon which means "organ" – a compartment for a particular task.

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3rd Sustainment Brigade (United States) - Organization
... The 3rd Sustainment Brigade has a permanent organization of two attached battalions, however this number can be changed when the unit is deployed in a ...

More definitions of "organization":

  • (noun): The activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically.
    Example: "His organization of the work force was very efficient"
    Synonyms: organisation
  • (noun): An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized.
    Example: "His compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"
    Synonyms: organisation, system
  • (noun): The act of organizing a business or business-related activity.
    Example: "He was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
    Synonyms: organisation
  • (noun): A group of people who work together.
    Synonyms: organisation

Famous quotes containing the word organization:

    It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934)

    Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)