Definitions for Organicɔrˈgæn ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. organic, organic fertilizer, organic fertiliser(adj)

    a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter

  2. organic(adj)

    relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis

    "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"

  3. organic(adj)

    being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms

    "organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"

  4. organic(adj)

    involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs

    "an organic disease"

  5. organic(adj)

    of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones

    "organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"

  6. organic(adj)

    simple and healthful and close to nature

    "an organic lifestyle"

  7. constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organic(adj)

    constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

GCIDE

  1. Organic(a.)

    (Chem.) Of or pertaining to compounds which are derivatives of hydrocarbons; pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a large series of carbon-containing compounds which are related to the carbon compounds produced by biological processes (such as methane, oils, fats, sugars, alcohols, ethers, proteins, etc.) and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic. Borderline cases exist which may be classified as either organic or inorganic, such as carbon terachloride (which may be viewed as a derivative of methane), but in general a compound must have a carbon with a hydrogen atom or another carbon atom attached to it to be viewed as truly organic, i.e. included in the subject matter of organic chemistry.

  2. Origin: [L. organicus, Gr. 'organiko`s: cf. F. organique.]

Wiktionary

  1. organic(Noun)

    An organic compound

  2. organic(Adjective)

    pertaining to or derived from living organisms.

  3. organic(Adjective)

    pertaining to an organ of the body of a living organism.

  4. organic(Adjective)

    relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products

  5. organic(Adjective)

    of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agrichemicals, and possibly certified by a regulatory body.

  6. organic(Adjective)

    describing a form of social solidarity theorized by Emile Durkheim that is characterized by voluntary engagements in complex interdepencies for mutual benefit (such as business agreements), rather than mechanical solidarity, which depends on ascribed relations between people (as in a family or tribe).

  7. organic(Adjective)

    Of a military unit or formation, or its elements, belonging to a permanent organization (in contrast to being temporarily attached).

  8. organic(Adjective)

    Generated according to the ranking algorithms of a search engine, as opposed to paid placement by advertisers.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. organic

    Assigned to and forming an essential part of a military organization. Organic parts of a unit are those listed in its table of organization for the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and are assigned to the administrative organizations of the operating forces for the Navy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Organic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4232

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Organic' in Adjectives Frequency: #575


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