Organization vs. Association

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”.

  • 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.”

  • Association (noun)

    The act of associating.

  • Association (noun)

    The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.

  • Association (noun)

    Any quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).

  • Association (noun)

    A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.

  • Association (noun)

    Relationship between classes of objects that allows one object instance to cause another to perform an action on its behalf.


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