What is the opposite of interorganization? Is it even a correct word?

Interorganization means the things that happen inside the organization (I think). What about the things that happen outside of the organization?

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The prefix inter- usually indicates interaction between two or more entities, so inter-organizational would be some process that takes places between several organizations.

The usual "opposite" of that would be intra-, meaning a process that happens within an entity. So an internal process inside an organization would be intra-organizational.

Compare to internet versus intranet.

For things that are inside or outside one single organization, I would suggest using internal and external.


inter- means between or involving two or more different things, places, people, etc. The antonym prefix for it is intra- which means inside, into, within:

intra-departmental: within a department.

  • Aw! Two answers already there before I finished typing my answer! :D
    – Neeku
    Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 8:44

You may use extra-organisational :

Companies might also want external knowledge, to get new ideas or just because it is cheaper or because they just don’t have it internally.

Source: http:http://blog.thylmann.net/2005/01/12/extra-organizational-knowledge-processes/


Interorganizational (Adjective) means things related to systems,relationships, etc. between two or more different organizations.

So the best possible opposite to it would be Intraorganizational which means Inside the same Organization.

And i find not the word Interorganization.

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