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utilitarian organization

Definition of Utilitarian Organization

(noun) An organization that fulfills a specific material need.

Utilitarian Organization Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /juːtɪlɪˈtɛːrɪən ˌɔrɡənəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
      • /juːtɪlɪˈtɛːrɪən ˌɔrɡəˌnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /juːtɪlɪˈtɛːrɪən ˌɔːɡənʌɪˈzeɪʃn/
      • /juːtɪlɪˈtɛːrɪən ˌɔːɡn̩ʌɪˈzeɪʃn/
  • Syllabification: (u·til·i·tar·i·an or·gan·i·za·tion)

Usage Note

  • Plural: utilitarian organizations

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Cite the Definition of Utilitarian Organization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “utilitarian organization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/utilitarian-organization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

utilitarian organization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/utilitarian-organization/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “utilitarian organization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/utilitarian-organization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“utilitarian organization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/utilitarian-organization/>.