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Company vs. Organization

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Main Difference

The main difference between Company and Organization is that the Company is a association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, juridic persons, or a mixture of both and Organization is a social entity with a collective goal; social units of people that are structured and managed to meet a need, or to pursue collective goals.

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  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

    "A company of actors."

  • Company (noun)

    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 (noun)

    A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

    "It took six companies to put out the fire."

  • Company (noun)

    The entire crew of a ship.

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    Social visitors or companions.

    "Keep the house clean; I have company coming."

  • Company (noun)

    Companionship.

    "I treasure your company."

  • Company (verb)

    To accompany, keep company with.

  • Company (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a lively, cheerful companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse.

  • 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."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Company (noun)

    The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

  • Company (noun)

    A companion or companions.

  • Company (noun)

    An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

  • Company (noun)

    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 (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    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 (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a gay companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual commerce.

  • Organization (noun)

    The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a systematic way for use or action; as, the organization of an army, or of a deliberative body.

  • Organization (noun)

    The state of being organized.

  • Organization (noun)

    That which is organized; an organized existence; an organism

  • Organization (noun)

    A group of persons associated together for a common purpose and having a set of rules which specify the relations of the individual members to the whole gorup.

  • Organization (noun)

    The manner in which something is organized; the relations included in an organized state or condition; as, the organization of the department permits ad hoc groups to form.

Webster Dictionary
  • Company (noun)

    an institution created to conduct business;

    "he only invests in large well-established companies"

    "he started the company in his garage"

  • Company (noun)

    organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);

    "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

  • Company (noun)

    the state of being with someone;

    "he missed their company"

    "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  • Company (noun)

    small military unit; usually two or three platoons

  • Company (noun)

    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 (noun)

    a social gathering of guests or companions;

    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

  • Company (noun)

    a social or business visitor;

    "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

  • Company (noun)

    a unit of firefighters including their equipment;

    "a hook-and-ladder company"

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (verb)

    be a companion to somebody

  • Organization (noun)

    a group of people who work together

  • Organization (noun)

    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"

  • Organization (noun)

    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"

  • Organization (noun)

    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"

  • Organization (noun)

    the act of organizing a business or business-related activity;

    "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"

  • Organization (noun)

    the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically;

    "his organization of the work force was very efficient"

  • Organization (noun)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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