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Company vs. Organisation — What's the Difference?

Company vs. Organisation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Company and Organisation

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Company

A company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common purpose and unite to achieve specific, declared goals.

Organisation

Standard spelling of organization

Company

A commercial business
A company director
A shipping company
The Ford Motor Company

Organisation

An organized structure for arranging or classifying;
He changed the arrangement of the topics
The facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
He tried to understand their system of classification

Company

The fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment
I really enjoy his company
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Organisation

The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something;
He claims that the present administration is corrupt
The governance of an association is responsible to its members
He quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

Company

A number of individuals gathered together
The Mayor addressed the assembled company

Organisation

A group of people who work together

Company

A flock of wigeon (ducks)
A company of wigeons occasionally numbers several thousand birds

Organisation

An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;
His compulsive organization was not an endearing quality
We can't do it unless we establish some system around here

Company

Associate with; keep company with
These men which have companied with us all this time

Organisation

The act of organizing a business or business-related activity;
He was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department

Company

A group of persons
A company of scientists.

Organisation

The activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically;
His organization of the work force was very efficient

Company

One's companions or associates
Moved in fast company.
Is known by the company she keeps.

Organisation

The act of forming something;
The constitution of a PTA group last year
It was the establishment of his reputation
He still remembers the organization of the club

Company

A guest or guests
Had company for the weekend.

Company

The state of friendly companionship; fellowship
Was grateful for her company.
Friends who finally parted company.

Company

A business enterprise; a firm.

Company

A partner or partners not specifically named in a firm's title
Lee Rogers and Company.

Company

A troupe of dramatic or musical performers
A repertory company.

Company

A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.

Company

A unit of firefighters.

Company

A ship's crew and officers. See Usage Note at collective noun.

Company

To accompany or associate with.

Company

To keep company with someone; associate.

Company

A team; a group of people who work together professionally.

Company

A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.
A company of actors.

Company

(military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
The boys in Company C

Company

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
It took six companies to put out the fire.

Company

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.

Company

An intelligence service.
As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.

Company

A small group of birds or animals.

Company

(legal) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.

Company

(business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.

Company

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.
Keep the house clean; I have company coming.

Company

(uncountable) Companionship.
I treasure your company.

Company

To accompany, keep company with.

Company

To associate.

Company

To be a lively, cheerful companion.

Company

To have sexual intercourse.

Company

The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
Brethren, farewell: your company alongI will not wish.

Company

A companion or companions.
To thee and thy company I bidA hearty welcome.

Company

An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.

Company

Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.

Company

Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.

Company

An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.

Company

Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.

Company

A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.

Company

The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

Company

The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

Company

To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

Company

To associate.
Men which have companied with us all the time.

Company

To be a gay companion.

Company

To have sexual commerce.

Company

An institution created to conduct business;
He only invests in large well-established companies
He started the company in his garage

Company

Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);
The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

Company

The state of being with someone;
He missed their company
He enjoyed the society of his friends

Company

Small military unit; usually two or three platoons

Company

A band of people associated temporarily in some activity;
They organized a party to search for food
The company of cooks walked into the kitchen

Company

A social gathering of guests or companions;
The house was filled with company when I arrived

Company

A social or business visitor;
The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company

Company

A unit of firefighters including their equipment;
A hook-and-ladder company

Company

Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

Company

Be a companion to somebody

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