What does organic mean?

Definitions for organic
ɔrˈgæn ɪkor·gan·ic

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word organic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. organic, organic fertilizer, organic fertiliseradjective

    a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter

  2. organicadjective

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

    "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"

  3. organicadjective

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

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

  4. organicadjective

    involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs

    "an organic disease"

  5. organicadjective

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

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

  6. organicadjective

    simple and healthful and close to nature

    "an organic lifestyle"

  7. constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organicadjective

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

GCIDE

  1. Organicadjective

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. organicnoun

    An organic compound

  2. organicadjective

    pertaining to or derived from living organisms.

  3. organicadjective

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

  4. organicadjective

    relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products

  5. organicadjective

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

  6. organicadjective

    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. organicadjective

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

  8. organicadjective

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

ChatGPT

  1. organic

    Organic refers to anything that is derived from living organisms or composed of matter containing carbon atoms. In the broadest sense, it encompasses all plant, animal, and microbial life. In the context of chemistry, organic refers to compounds that contain carbon, excluding simple compounds such as carbonates, carbides, and carbon oxides. In terms of farming and food, organic refers to the method of growing or producing without the use of synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms, irradiation, or sewage sludge. Organic products are known to be environmentally friendly, sustainable, and free of artificial additives.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. organic

    A type of product created from the matter of a vegetable.

    Organic food is great, wholesome and has a taste of the earth to it.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  


  2. organic

    Created naturally.

    Organic vegetables are beautiful to taste and eat.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  


  3. organic

    Of or relating to a living organism.

    The natural way was organic and created naturally so no chemicals were required.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of organic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of organic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of organic in a Sentence

  1. The St. John:

    We tested chemical reagents, organic solvents, mineral abrasives, we tried trying to shoot crushed-up dry ice at the stone under high pressure.

  2. Jozsef Varadi:

    (Wizz) is a platform based on organic growth. I think what we are saying is of course we are interested in market consolidation and to some extent we can pay that game; we can buy out airport slots for example, we keep an eye on the market in trending terms and we will continue to do that. We are not a Lufthansa, we are not an IAG. Those are consolidating forces, we are not. We are an organic company with a clearly defined business model, but we are not blind.

  3. Richard Dineen:

    Following the breakdown of its M&A prospects, the organic route to 'safety' for Oi looks increasingly tricky and the prospect of debt restructuring more likely.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

  5. Joachim Reitner:

    This organic skeleton is very characteristic and there are not known comparable structures.

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