Definition of organized in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrɡəˌnīzd/


1Arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale: organized crime
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  • More likely, they divide their afternoons among a raft of organized activities, from baseball to dance to religious studies.
  • It helped to work my life in a systematic and organized way.
  • This is a common way of phrasing what is basically a large scale organized street protest.
1.1Having one’s affairs in order so as to deal with them efficiently: I am systematic and organized enough to save things
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  • I worked for a guy who said that he loved employing pregnant women because they were so organized and efficient.
  • This is my major preoccupation at the moment: forgiving myself for not being efficient and organised and sensible.
  • After one and one-half years in her current position, she finds that she has learned to be more organized and efficient with her time, which gives her more time with the patient.
(well) ordered, well run, well regulated, structured;
orderly, efficient, neat, tidy, methodical
informal together
1.2Having formed a labor union, political group, etc. a repressive regime that crushed organized labor
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  • It is the supporters of these organisations that have the largest organised political presence outside the Labour Party.
  • Will it reflect a diverse convention full of unions rejuvenated by newly organized workers?
  • We use it well, but we also need to build strong community bases and build organised support throughout the trade unions.

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Syllabification: or·gan·ized

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