What does organic mean?

Definitions for organic
ɔrˈgæn ɪkor·gan·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word organic.

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.

    Etymology: [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.

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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How to say organic in sign language?

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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. Sophie Ackoff:

    They're choosing to go organic because of the reasons they are going into agriculture in the first place: to protect natural resources for future generations, to fight climate change, to feed their community good, healthy food.

  2. Giovanni Morassutti:

    For me personally, The Organic Creative Process helped me to discover what kind of actor I want to be; but this is a process that goes beyond acting. It actually revealed to me what I want to do in my life and that I have to work hard to make it real.”

  3. Ilaria Leone:

    It's an inspirational space and I love the way they use organic ingredients and the concept behind it, it kept you thinking as you walked off through the cemetery.

  4. Tom Cridland:

    It's made out of organic cotton and then a little bit of polyester, which doesn't sound so glamorous, but is very helpful for functionality, mobility, and comfort.

  5. Richard Paul Evans:

    I am not a believer in love at first sight. For love, in its truest form, is not the thing of starry-eyed or star-crossed lovers, it is far more organic, requiring nurturing and time to fully bloom, and, as such, seen best not in its callow youth but in its wrinkled maturity. Like all living things, love, too, struggles against hardship, and in the process sheds its fatuous skin to expose one composed of more than just a storm of emotion–one of loyalty and divine friendship. Agape. And though it may be temporarily blinded by adversity, it never gives in or up, holding tight to lofty ideals that transcend this earth and time–while its counterfeit simply concludes it was mistaken and quickly runs off to find the next real thing.” ― Richard Paul Evans

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