• Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
    Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n organization the act of forming or establishing something "the constitution of a PTA group last year","it was the establishment of his reputation","he still remembers the organization of the club"
    • n organization the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically "his organization of the work force was very efficient"
    • n organization the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
    • n organization an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality","we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
    • n organization an organized structure for arranging or classifying "he changed the arrangement of the topics","the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original","he tried to understand their system of classification"
    • n organization a group of people who work together
    • n organization the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something "he claims that the present administration is corrupt","the governance of an association is responsible to its members","he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The auditory organ of a locust The auditory organ of a locust
The Organs of Digestion The Organs of Digestion
The Organs of Circulation The Organs of Circulation
Organs of the Chest Organs of the Chest

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cicadas have their hearing organs in their stomachs, at the base of the abdomen.
    • Organization 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.
    • Organization (Biol) That which is organized; an organized existence; an organism "The cell may be regarded as the most simple, the most common, and the earliest form of organization ."
    • Organization 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."
    • Organization 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. "What is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end and means?"
    • Organization The state of being organized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs use sugars as an antifreeze for vital organs
    • n organization The act of organizing, or the process of disposing or arranging constituent or interdependent parts into an organic whole. The process of rendering organic, in any sense.
    • n organization The process of arranging or systematizing; specifically, the process of combining parts into a coördinated whole: as, the organization of an expedition.
    • n organization That which is organized; a regularly constituted whole or aggregate; an organism, or a systematized and regulated whole; any body which has a definite constitution: often used specifically of an organized body of persons, as a literary society, club, corporation, etc.
    • n organization Organic structure or constitution; arrangement, disposition, or collocation of interdependent parts or organs; constitution in general: as, animal organization; the organization of society; the organization of the church or of a legislature. Specifically, the physical constitution of an animal or vegetable body or of one of its parts: used absolutely, the physical or mental constitution of a human being: often used with special reference to the activities or functions which depend upon such organic structure: as, a fine, delicate, or susceptible organization.
    • n organization Also spelled organisation.
    • n organization In biology: The structural composition of an organism.
    • n organization Metaphorically, the cause or explanation of the structure of organisms; that which organizes; an organizing influence. Most of the attempts to imagine an architecture in the egg as an explanation of the structure of the being that is developed from the egg are based upon the metaphorical conception of organization. See germ-plasm and physiological unit.
    • n organization In pathology, conversion of an amorphous substance, such as a blood-clot, into organized tissue.
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  • Groucho Marx
    “I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member.”
  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
    “Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
  • George Eliot
    “It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.”
  • Charles Peguy
    Charles Peguy
    “Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.”
  • Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
    Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
    “This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven.”


Speak to the organ grinder not the monkey - Talk to the boss not the subordinate


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. organisation,


In literature:

The organization for the legislative organ of the hsien district shall be fixed by law.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Four were organized in 1864 as compared to two organized in 1863, none in 1862, and one in 1861.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
Representation, in fact, is not only a means of expressing public opinion, but also of guiding, informing, educating, and organizing it.
"Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government" by T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth
We are prepared to contribute to this army wide organization which is now brought into existence, all that we have to contribute.
"The Story of The American Legion" by George Seay Wheat
To organized wrong he designed to oppose organized right, confident that organized right would prevail in the end.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
Training should be progressive, both for men and organizations.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
To the average man organization spelled dictation.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
The process of gathering, evaluating, and organizing material may best be shown by a concrete example.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Partisan bands were organized by each, and under desperate leaders did desperate deeds.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks

In poetry:

Like warp and woof all destinies
Are woven fast,
Linked in sympathy like the keys
Of an organ vast.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Hark! the organ's solemn peal
Ascends the lofty fane,
To win the soul's repeal,
From everlasting pain:
"Sin Of The Choral Singer" by James Avis Bartley
Ye cannot unlock your heart,
The key is gone with them;
The silent organ loudest chants
The master's requiem.
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rose the organ's diapason,
Deep, majestical and wild,
And the singers sang a chorus
To the praise of Mary's child.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
The organ which, in man,
Between the eyebrows grows,
Fell from his face, and in its place
He found a Christian nose.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I can see the moonlight shining
Over fields of frozen calm;
I can hear the chapel organ,
And the singing of the psalm.
"In The Artillery" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

The Nampa Soroptimist organization helps many other organizations and groups throughout the year and this weekend is their big fundraiser to make all that happen.
Anytime there is a change in leadership inside an organization, questions soon follow: How will the organization's culture change.
When trying to align physicians with broader organization goals, McClure and Mason Dege offer this advice for other organizations.
He argues that the union of bodies (in his sense) is like the union of organs in a single organism, and that it should therefore last for the life of the parts.
Golden Gate Organics Brings Organic Produce from the Farm to Your Doorstep, by Way of Alameda.
While having breakfast with the head of a large business/networking organization, I found out hers was the largest franchise of her organization – IN THE WORLD.
Information is organized in a sort of tutorial fashion in which subsections within a section are organized as units that one clicks sequentially between.
When Choice Organic Teas was founded in 1989 by Granum Inc, it launched the first exclusively organic tea brand in the US.
Department of Health and Human Services Recognizes Ten Colorado & Wyoming Hospitals, Three Transplant Centers And Organ Procurement Organization For High Organ Donation Rates.
This past weekend, organizers of Bluesapalooza, HarvestMoon Presents and Mammoth Brewing Company allowed local charitable organizations to promote their cause by collecting "tips" during beer sales at the ever-popular Bluesapalooza event.
The organization is inviting groups, organizations, and families to take part.
California Certified Organic Farmers and Oregon Tilth are the nation's first- and third-largest organic certification organizations, and the announcement that they plan to merge took many by surprise.
Dozens of news organizations, including Wired News, have been duped by pranksters claiming to be practitioners of " toothing " -- anonymous sexual encounters organized through Bluetooth devices.
"Made with Organic Ingredients" means a product contains at least 70 percent organic ingredients.
Find articles on organic crop production, marketing organic crops, and more.

In science:

The paper is organized as follows: In Section 2 we perform some straightforward manipulations (essentially: rearrangements of sums).
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
The rest of the paper is organized as follows.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
The paper is organized as follows: In section II we present the perturbative algorithm for the case of pure states, compute the complete set of right and left generalized eigenvectors and discuss the roll of the complex eigenvalues in the approximated expressions for the decay process.
Perturbative method for generalized spectral decompositions
The paper is organized as follows: In section 2 we go through the Hamiltonian treatment of the closed brane theory.
A note on topological brane theories
The theory of abelian extensions is interesting because it organizes, from a certain point of view, the possible structures of a class of algebras, related to A (or an A-overalgebra Q) and an abelian group A-overalgebra M , into an abelian group, functorial in a way that we will discuss in §9.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties