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

How to pronounce organic?

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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. Lynda Carter:

    We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn’t make it work with our timing, it really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do.

  2. Chief Executive Nick Read:

    We remain very focused on our organic strategy, the market remains structurally favourable for us.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

  4. Tanya Altmann:

    Choose a healthy first food such as pureed avocado, organic plain whole yogurt, pureed green veggies, let your infant lean in and open his mouth when he wants to eat. Don't force feed or play airplane games -- that doesn't help.

  5. Scott Faber:

    In the short run, there are a list of fruits and vegetables that consumers should avoid or when possible choose organic again because even low levels of exposure have been linked to neurological problems in children, if Scott Faber can buy organic, that's great, but a lot of people can't, and we encourage parents to feed their kids fruits and vegetables, because it's healthy and reduces obesity, all that. But in the end, they're providing toxins to their kids that could hurt them.

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