From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Organization \Or`gan*i*za"tion\
   ([^o]r`gan*[imac]*z[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. organisation.]
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   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." --Pickering.
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   2. The state of being organized.
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   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.
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            The cell may be regarded as the most simple, the
            most common, and the earliest form of organization.
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   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

            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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