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An Organization is a corporate or similar institution. The members of an Organization typically have a common purpose or function. Note that this class also covers divisions, departments, etc. of organizations. For example, both the Shell Oil Corporation and the accounting department at Shell would both be instances of Organization. Note too that the existence of an Organization is dependent on the existence of at least one member (since Organization is a subclass of Collection). Accordingly, in cases of purely legal organizations, a fictitious member should be assumed.
Parents Autonomous agent Something or someone that can act on its own and produce changes in the world.
  group A Collection of Agents, e.g. a flock of sheep, a herd of goats, or the local Boy Scout troop.
Children businessAn instance of Business is an Organization that is a CommercialAgent.
 care organizationAny Organization whose purpose is to provide medical care for for Humans who reside there, either permanently or temporarily.
 clubA Club is an Organization of people that share some desire
 commissionA small, temporary Organization whose purpose is to investigate some issue.
 communication organizationCommunicationOrganization is the subclass of Organizations that manage Communications over physical infrastructure owned or leased by the organization. Such organizations may also produce and disseminate information, entertainment, or other content. Also see MediaOrganization.
 copyright authorityAn instance of CopyrightAuthority is an Organization with whom a creative work may or must be registered for the purpose of establishing copyright.
 cross-functional teamAn Organization where members of that organization have different skills, but a common Entity inScopeOfInterest.
 customer supportAn Organization which is a businessUnit of a company, that hasPurpose of having its members be customerRepresentatives.
 educational organizationA EducationalOrganization is an institution of learning. Some examples are public and private K-12 schools, and colleges and universities.
 financial organizationThe class FinancialOrganization includes, as subclasses, BankFinancialOrganization, CreditUnion and SavingsAnLoans.
 government organizationGovernmentOrganization is the class of official Organizations that are concerned with the government of a GeopoliticalArea at some level. They may be a subOrganization of a government.
 front deskHotelFrontDesk is a subOrganization of a TravelerAccommodation that takes charge of all CheckInService and CheckOutService transactions. They often do other miscellaneous things too at the request of the hotel guest
 international organizationInternationalOrganization is the class of Organizations whose activities have international scope and which typically have members who are, or are from, different Nations.
 judicial organizationJudicialOrganization is the class of Organizations whose primary purpose is to render judgments according to the statutes or regulations of a government or other organization. Judicial bodies are not necessarily government organizations, for example, those associated with sporting associations.
 legislative organizationLegislativeOrganization is the class of Organizations that have as their main purpose the passing of laws or regulations.
 marching bandMarchingBand refers to a group of instrumental musicians perform outdoors and incorporate some type of marching with their musical performance.
 media organizationMediaOrganization is the subclass of Organization for groups whose primary purpose is the production or dissemination of media content. For organizations that physically enable Communication, see CommunicationOrganization.
 metallurgical plantMetallurgicalPlant is the subclass of Organization that includes metal refining and manufacturing plants. Such plants typically release extremely toxic waste which can pollute air and groundwater if not properly treated.
 nonprofit organizationAny Organization whose purpose is something other than making a profit.
 organizational boardPart of an Organization that is responsible for managing the Organization.
 political organizationAn Organization that is attempting to bring about some sort of political change.
 religious organizationAn Organization whose members share a set of religious beliefs.
 security unitThe Organization that is charged with ensuring the security of members of the overall Organization and the property of the Organization.
 service organizationAn Organization that performs a public service and is regulated by the Government.
 ship crewA ShipCrew is an Organization of people who operate a Ship, Plane, Train, or other transportation vehicle.
 sports leagueAn Organization whose members are SportsTeams and whose purpose is to set up games between its members.
 stock marketGeneral term for the organized trading of stocks through exchanges and over-the-counter.
 transportation authorityTransportationAuthority is the class of Organizations that are responsible for one or more systems of transportation, usually within a particular GeopoliticalArea.
 union organizationAn Organization comprised of workers from the same Corporation or Industry. The purpose of the UnionOrganization is to strengthen its representation in bargaining with the Corporation or Industry.

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