Definitions for Organicɔrˈgæn ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon.
Ref: Compare inorganic (def. 3). 3
pertaining to, characteristic of, or derived from living organisms.
of, pertaining to, or involving animals, produce, etc., raised or grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or drugs:
organic farming; organic chicken.
Category: Agriculture, Nutrition
of or pertaining to an organ or the organs of an animal, plant, or fungus.
of, pertaining to, or affecting living tissue.
caused by physical change or impairment: organic disorder.
Category: Psychology, Pathology
Ref: Compare functional (def. 5). 5
characterized by the systematic arrangement of parts; organized; systematic.
of or pertaining to the basic constitution or structure of a thing; constitutional; inherent; fundamental.
developing in the manner of living organisms:
a view of history as organic.
Law. pertaining to the laws organizing the government of a state.
(n.)a substance, as a fertilizer or pesticide, of animal or vegetable origin.
Category: Agriculture, Pesticides
Origin of organic:
1350–1400; < L organicus by or employing a mechanical device, instrumental < Gk organikós
organic, organic fertilizer, organic fertiliser(adj)
a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
"hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
"organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"
involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
"an organic disease"
of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
"organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"
simple and healthful and close to nature
"an organic lifestyle"
constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organic(adj)
constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of farm animals, crops, etc.) produced or raised without using chemicals
organic fruit and vegetables
coming from living things
happening in a natural way
The development of the program has been organic.
An organic compound
pertaining to or derived from living organisms.
pertaining to an organ of the body of a living organism.
relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products
of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agrichemicals, and possibly certified by a regulatory body.
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).
Of a military unit or formation, or its elements, belonging to a permanent organization (in contrast to being temporarily attached).
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Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
Translations for Organic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of or concerning the organs of the body
- organies, orgaan=Afrikaans
- orgânicoPortuguese (BR)
- οργανικός, που έχει σχέση με τα όργανα του σώματοςGreek
- שֶׁל אֵיברֵי הַגוּףHebrew
- अंग संबंधीHindi
- orgānu-; organisksLatvian
- organik, organlara aitTurkish
- 器官的Chinese (Trad.)
- عضوي، عضو سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc cơ quanVietnamese
- 器官的Chinese (Simp.)
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