Agency vs. Organization

By Jaxson

  • Organization

    An organization or organisation is an entity comprising multiple people, such as an institution or an association, that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment.

    The word is derived from the Greek word organon, which means “organ”.

  • Agency (noun)

    The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.

    “The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. #* rfdatek|en|Woodward”

  • Agency (noun)

    An individual or object through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.

  • Agency (noun)

    The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person’s agent.

  • Agency (noun)

    An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.

  • Agency (noun)

    A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.

    “Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry”

    “Central Intelligence Agency”

  • Organization (noun)

    The quality of being organized.

    “This painting shows little organization at first glance, but little by little the structure becomes clear.”

  • Organization (noun)

    The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.

    “The organization of the book is as follows.”

  • Organization (noun)

    A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.

    “In response to the crisis, the nations in the region formed an organization.”

    “If you want to be part of this organization, you have to follow its rules.”

  • Organization (noun)

    A group of people consciously cooperating.

    “Over time, the spontaneous movement had become an organization.”

  • Organization (noun)

    A major league club and all its farm teams.

    “He’s been in the Dodgers’ organization since 2003.”


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