a. The act or process of organizing: The organization of the photos did not take long.
b. The state or manner of being organized: The organization of the files could be improved.
c. A manner of accomplishing something in an orderly or efficient way: Your project was hampered by your lack of organization.
a. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
b. The administrative personnel of such a structure: contacted the organization with his complaint.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.