1. Functioning in an orderly way or according to a plan: an organized charity event that raised a lot of money.
2. Affiliated in an organization, especially a union: organized labor.
3. Having the ability to plan and accomplish things in an orderly fashion: Because the moderator was organized, the meeting went quickly.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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