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English noun: organisation

1. organisation (group) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsadministration, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organization


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)bench, county council, Curia, executive, government officials, judiciary, management, officialdom, top brass


Part holonymhierarchy, pecking order, power structure


Part meronymauthorities, government, regime


Member holonymadvisory board, planning board

2. organisation (group) a group of people who work together


Synonymsorganization


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)adhocracy, affiliate, alignment, alinement, alliance, association, blue, brotherhood, bureaucracy, coalition, commission, company, defence, defence force, defense, defense force, delegacy, delegation, deputation, enterprise, establishment, establishment, federation, fiefdom, fire brigade, fire company, force, Girl Scouts, gray, grey, hierarchy, host, institution, labor union, line of defence, line of defense, line organisation, line organization, machine, machine, mission, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, NGO, nongovernmental organization, party, Peace Corps, pecking order, personnel, political machine, political party, polity, pool, power structure, professional organisation, professional organization, quango, quasi-NGO, social unit, Tammany, Tammany Hall, Tammany Society, trade union, trades union, troupe, union, unit


Instance hyponymAssociation of Orangemen, Orange Order


Member holonymmembership, quorum, rank

3. organisation (cognition) an organized structure for arranging or classifying


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsarrangement, organization, system


Broader (hypernym)structure


Narrower (hyponym)calendar, classification system, contrivance, coordinate system, data structure, design, distribution, frame of reference, genetic map, kinship system, lattice, living arrangement, ontology, plan, reference frame, reference system, statistical distribution

4. organisation (attribute) an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized


SamplesHis compulsive organization was not an endearing quality.
We can't do it unless we establish some system around here.


Synonymsorganization, system


Broader (hypernym)methodicalness, orderliness

5. organisation (act) the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business


SamplesHe was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department.


Synonymsorganization


Broader (hypernym)administration, disposal


Narrower (hyponym)nonprofit, nonprofit organization, not-for-profit, rationalisation, rationalization, reorganisation, reorganization, self-organisation, self-organization, shake-up, shakeup, syndication

6. organisation (act) the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically


SamplesHis organization of the work force was very efficient.


Synonymsorganization


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)itemisation, itemization, listing, order, ordering, randomisation, randomization, rationalisation, rationalization, systematisation, systematization, territorialisation, territorialization

7. organisation (act) the act of forming or establishing something


SamplesThe constitution of a PTA group last year.
It was the establishment of his reputation.
He still remembers the organization of the club.


Synonymsconstitution, establishment, formation, organization


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)collectivisation, collectivization, colonisation, colonization, communisation, communization, federation, settlement, unionisation, unionization









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