Organisation vs. Organization | Definition & Examples
Organisation and organization are different spellings of the noun referring to a systematic arrangement, a business or association, or the act of organizing. The word is closely related to the verb “organize/organise.”
The spelling varies depending on whether you’re using UK or US English:
- In US English, “organization” is the only accepted spelling.
- In UK English, “organisation” is standard (though “organization” is still acceptable).
Other forms of the word
The same spelling distinction carries over to related words, such as “organized/organised,” “organizing/organising,” and “organizer/organiser.”
- In US English, “organized,” “organizing,” and “organizer” are correct.
- In UK English, “organised,” “organising,” and “organiser” are standard.
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