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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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being organized. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The cell may be regarded as the most simple, the most common, and the earliest form of organization. --McKendrick. [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC] 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. [PJC] What is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end and means? --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]