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."
2. The state of being organized.
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.
4. Specifically: A group of persons associated together for a common purpose and having a set of rules which specify the relations of the individual members to the whole gorup.
5. The manner in which something is organized; the relations included in an organized state or condition; as, the
organization of the department permits ad hoc groups to form.
What is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end and means?Coleridge.
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