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    Default What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorganiza.

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    That Mayack refused to sign on to the retraction notice follows form; she did not agree to the Nature retraction. According to Mayack, the issues involving her work in the lab involved what boil down to organizational problems or, perhaps more accurately, disorganizational problems. She called them “mistakes made in data retrieval that were a cause of a poor, but not a unique, data management and archiving system” — but not fraud.
    As the latest retraction notes, Harvard has been conducting an internal investigation of the matter — for years, it seems. We attempted to pry a few facts from the university back in October, on the anniversary of the Nature retraction, but our entreaty went unanswered.

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    Default Re: What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorgan

    Of course you got zero hits. Organizational problems is a common phrase. Disorganizational problems is an ironic coinage, a play on words, something that the writer just invented, and to good effect.
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    Default Re: What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorgan

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Of course you got zero hits. Organizational problems is a common phrase. Disorganizational problems is an ironic coinage, a play on words, something that the writer just invented, and to good effect.
    Anti-Organizational problems?

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    Default Re: What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorgan

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Anti-Organizational problems?
    No. 'disorganised' is frequently used, and 'disorganisation' is not uncommon, so 'disorganisational' works.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorgan

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Of course you got zero hits. Organizational problems is a common phrase. Disorganizational problems is an ironic coinage, a play on words, something that the writer just invented, and to good effect.
    Would you mind to give the definition of the word "disorganisational"? To be straight, I could not get a clear picture about it when "anti-thingy" is denied.

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    Default Re: What does disorganizational problems mean? OneLook offers zero entry for disorgan

    You understand what "organised" means, I assume.

    Disorganised/disorganisation = not organised.
    Anti-organised = morally against organisation
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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