What does organism mean?

Definitions for organism
ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əmor·gan·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. organism, beingnoun

    a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

  2. organismnoun

    a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

    "the social organism"

Wiktionary

  1. organismnoun

    A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

  2. organismnoun

    Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

Wikipedia

  1. Organism

    In biology, an organism (from Greek: ὀργανισμός, organismos) is an entity capable of carrying on life functions. All organisms are composed of cells. Organisms are classified by taxonomy into groups such as multicellular animals, plants, and fungi; or unicellular microorganisms such as protists, bacteria, and archaea. All types of organisms are capable of reproduction, growth and development, maintenance, and some degree of response to stimuli. Humans, squids, mushrooms, and vascular plants are examples of multicellular organisms that differentiate specialized tissues and organs during development. An organism may be either a prokaryote or a eukaryote. Prokaryotes are represented by two separate domains – bacteria and archaea. Eukaryotic organisms are characterized by the presence of a membrane-bound cell nucleus and contain additional membrane-bound compartments called organelles (such as mitochondria in animals and plants and plastids in plants and algae, all generally considered to be derived from endosymbiotic bacteria). Fungi, animals and plants are examples of kingdoms of organisms within the eukaryotes. Estimates on the number of Earth's current species range from 2 million to 1 trillion, of which over 1.7 million have been documented. More than 99% of all species, amounting to over five billion species, that ever lived are estimated to be extinct.In 2016, a set of 355 genes from the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) of all organisms was identified.

Freebase

  1. Organism

    In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system. In at least some form, all types of organisms are capable of responding to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homeostasis as a stable whole. An organism may be either unicellular or, as in the case of humans, comprise many trillions of cells grouped into specialized tissues and organs. The term multicellular describes any organism made up of more than one cell. All organisms living on Earth are divided into the eukaryotes and prokaryotes based on the presence or absence of true nuclei in their cells. The prokaryotes represent two separate domains, the Bacteria and Archaea. Eukaryotic organisms are characterized by the presence of a membrane-bound cell nucleus, and contain additional membrane-bound compartmentalization called organelles. Fungi, animals and plants are examples of kingdoms of organisms that are eukaryotes. In 2002 Thomas Cavalier-Smith proposed a clade, Neomura, which groups together the Archaea and Eukarya. Neomura is thought to have evolved from Bacteria, more specifically from Actinobacteria. See Branching order of bacterial phyla.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Organism

    a structure instinct with life, and possessed of organs that discharge functions subordinate and ministrative to the life of the whole.

Editors Contribution

  1. organism

    A creation and form of life.

    Organisms are everywhere in the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organism' in Nouns Frequency: #2003

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  1. moringas

  2. roamings

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of organism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of organism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of organism in a Sentence

  1. William James:

    Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

  2. Stas Malavin:

    The takeaway is that a multicellular organism can be frozen and stored as such for thousands of years and then return back to life -- a dream of many fiction writers.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    The smallest weakest organism is precious and deserves respect and love until justice says otherwise.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Vanity and pride are autistic complexes. 2. Fear creates the illusion that life is not eternal, but the soul knows infinity. 3. The body is the universal structure of the organism, generated by chaos. 4. The ego robs the true self. 5. Natural selection in the amount of wages. Girls laugh when they find out how much you earn, because love for money, no money, no love. So find one that will not be funny, that is, not materialistic. 6. A person turns into solid thoughts and ceases to materialize. 7. Thoughts are branches, ideas are fruits. Thoughts are part of the body, they shape us. 8. Confused branches of thoughts, in this aesthetic chaos of confusion is formed which forms the neural connection of all thoughts - this is how we begin to feel this world. Therefore, everyone feels it differently. 9. Laughing evil, schizoid piano notes, you are like a bird in a cage that thinks that it flies. You smile with hatred, realizing that between people there is only selfishness and hypocrisy. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Karl Marx:

    As in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of himself and what he really is and does, so in historical struggles one must still more distinguish the language and the imaginary aspirations of parties from their real organism and their real interests, their conception of themselves from their reality.

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