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noun organization pronunciation in British English /ˌɔː(r)ɡənaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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singularorganization
pluralorganizations
 
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people who have a particular shared purpose or interest, for example a political party or charity
    members of the human rights organization Amnesty International
    a voluntary/charitable/aid organization
    This is a non-profit organization that was founded in the 1980s to improve women’s position in the workplace.
    Police kept files on all the illegal paramilitary organizations.
    the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the way in which the different parts of something are combined or arranged
    scientists investigating the organization of the human brain
    1. a.
      the action or process of planning and arranging something
      Officials have asked for help with the organization of the local elections.
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 organization pronunciation in British English adjective
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