organizationmedical dictionary

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 organised; also, the relations included in such a state or condition. "What is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end and means?" (Coleridge)

3. That wich is organised; an organised existence; an organism; specif.

<biology> 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)

Origin: Cf. F. Organisation.

(01 Mar 1998)