Organisation or organization – which form is correct?

Organisation or organization? Which word is correct? Is one a misspelling of another? Maybe they are both correct but differ in the meaning or function? Or perhaps you can use them interchangeably? Read this article to find out.

organisation or organization? Which form is correct meaning definition correct form difference examples

Organisation or organization? Which one is correct?

The short answer to all of these questions is that both organisation and organization are correct, though with geographical differences. Read the following section to find out the details.

Organisation or organization? What is the difference?

The difference between words such as organisation and organization is the difference between British and American English. Organisation with ”s” is standard in UK English, though organization is still acceptable. Organization with “z” is the US variant and what is important for you to remember is that it is the only acceptable spelling in American English. Carry on reading to check if you know all the meanings of organisation / organization.

Organisation or organization – the meaning

Organisation / organization is a group of people who work together in order to achieve a particular aim. Another meaning is the act of planning or preparing for something. Finally, organisation / organization is used to describe the way in which different parts of something are arranged. Read the final section of this article to see how each of these meanings work in a sentence.

Organisation or organization? Examples from the literature and press

It was not that these creatures did not work, after their fashion. There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the supervision and organisation of the farm.

George Orwell, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

South Korea issued an international arrest warrant and those on Fiji’s deportation list have been wanted by the international policing organisation Interpol since 2018.

BBC, Sep 7, 2023

The dual role allows the organization to sell bonds to finance its own projects.

“New York Times”, Aug 25, 2023

“I know here there is a great tradition, great organization as well, a great leader as a head coach,” he said.

“Washington Times”, Sep 5, 2023

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After graduating with a MA in English Philology, Kasia lived for almost five years in the UK facing the challenge of trying to master the intricacies of English language, which is her consuming passion. Other things she enjoys doing in her spare time are singing in a local parish band, embroidery, reading, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends.