Definitions for organically

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•gan•icɔrˈgæn ɪk(adj.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Compare inorganic (def. 3). 3

  2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or derived from living organisms.

  3. of, pertaining to, or involving animals, produce, etc., raised or grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or drugs:

    organic farming; organic chicken.

    Category: Agriculture, Nutrition

  4. of or pertaining to an organ or the organs of an animal, plant, or fungus.

    Category: Zoology

  5. of, pertaining to, or affecting living tissue.

  6. caused by physical change or impairment: organic disorder.

    Category: Psychology, Pathology

    Ref: Compare functional (def. 5). 5

  7. characterized by the systematic arrangement of parts; organized; systematic.

  8. of or pertaining to the basic constitution or structure of a thing; constitutional; inherent; fundamental.

  9. developing in the manner of living organisms:

    a view of history as organic.

  10. Law. pertaining to the laws organizing the government of a state.

    Category: Law

  11. (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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. organically(adverb)

    as an important constituent

    "the drapery served organically to cover the Madonna"

  2. organically(adverb)

    involving carbon compounds

    "organically bound iodine"

  3. organically(adverb)

    in an organic manner

    "this food is grown organically"


  1. organically(Adverb)

    In an organic manner.

  2. organically(Adverb)

    In the manner of a living organism.

  3. organically(Adverb)

    As part of an organized whole.

  4. organically(Adverb)

    Inherently, naturally or constitutionally.

  5. organically(Adverb)

    From, or using organic matter.

  6. organically(Adverb)

    With regard to organic husbandry.

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