What does organism mean?

Definitions for organism
ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əmor·gan·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. organism, being(noun)

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

  2. organism(noun)

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

    "the social organism"

Wiktionary

  1. organism(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

  2. organism(Noun)

    Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for organism »

  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. A. R. Orage:

    The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.

  2. Mark Green:

    Irreducible complexity is important in the argument for the creationist because of this: Evolution assumes a series of minuscule changes over time, and each change has to give a survival advantage to the organism. If it doesn't, and it causes a disadvantage the organism dies and evolution ends.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    People are also animals and it is sheer foolishness on part of a person to even proclaim or consider ever that we are better than other living organism on an intelligence level.

  4. Yanis Varoufakis:

    Greece has been, as it always is, the weakest link in the organism and shows the biggest symptoms of disease.

  5. Thomas Huxley:

    It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.

Images & Illustrations of organism

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