• Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
    Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj organic constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    • adj organic involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs "an organic disease"
    • adj organic simple and healthful and close to nature "an organic lifestyle"
    • adj organic relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
    • adj organic being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms "organic life","organic growth","organic remains found in rock"
    • adj organic of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones "organic eggs","organic vegetables","organic chicken"
    • n organic a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The auditory organ of a locust The auditory organ of a locust
The Organs of Digestion The Organs of Digestion
The Organs of Circulation The Organs of Circulation
Organs of the Chest Organs of the Chest

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets
    • Organic Forming a whole composed of organs.
    • Organic Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end. "Those organic arts which enable men to discourse and write perspicuously."
    • Organic (Biol) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic remains. Cf. Inorganic.
    • Organic (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.
    • Organic Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: BVD stands for the organizers of the company: Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.
    • organic Acting as an instrument, of nature or art, to a certain end; serving as an organ or means; instrumental.
    • organic Pertaining to or characteristic of an organ or the organs of animals and plants.
    • organic Pertaining to objects that have organs; hence, pertaining to the animal and vegetable worlds; resulting from, or exhibiting characteristics peculiar to, animal or vegetable life and structure; organized. See inorganic.
    • organic In chem., formerly used in the same sense as 3 (see also quotation under 3), but at present denoting any compound substance or radical containing carbon. See chemistry and inorganic.
    • organic Forming a whole with a systematic arrangement or coördination of parts; organized; also, systematized; systematic.
    • organic In philology, depending on or determined by structure; not secondary or fortuitous.
    • organic Organizing; constituting; formative; constitutive.
    • organic In music, noting a composition in harmony or intended for instruments.
    • n organic The science of the instruments of thought, such as induction, syllogism, and the like.
    • organic Applied to the substances which form the chemical material of the bodies of plants and animals, as also to numerous other substances of more or less analogous chemical character. But such material may or may not possess the special mechanical structure to which the term organized is applied, adapting it to the performance of the vital functions of plants or animals. The distinction between the two words is important. Organic substances may be produced from inanimate materials by laboratory processes, but organized structnre is thus far only known as a result of change in a living plant or animal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs use sugars as an antifreeze for vital organs
    • adjs Organic pertaining to an organ: organised: instrumental
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  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
    “Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Character is victory organized.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.”
  • Georg Groddeck
    Georg Groddeck
    “Disease is a vital expression of the human organism.”


Speak to the organ grinder not the monkey - Talk to the boss not the subordinate


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. organicus, Gr. : cf. F. organique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. organe—L. organum—Gr. organon.


In literature:

He gave several organ concerts in Germany, and made a tour in 1865-1866.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
There had been talk early in 1883 of organizing Billings County in which Little Missouri was situated.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
The whole state of organized society was to be overthrown by means of this same black population.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
The several species of the organ in these classes are parallel to the various stages of change in the human organ.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
This institution was organized in 1867 by Eli Coleman, its first teacher.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
The organization he had in mind was not a popular democratic organization.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
Life, Buffon also held, abides in organic molecules.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
All organs have a covering of this substance, though they may have names to suit the organs, surfaces or parts spoken of.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Sensory organs and motor organs are in fact coordinated with each other.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
When the W. C. T. U. was first organized there was no thought among its members of antagonizing the use of alcohol in medicine.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen

In poetry:

Like warp and woof all destinies
Are woven fast,
Linked in sympathy like the keys
Of an organ vast.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Hark! the organ's solemn peal
Ascends the lofty fane,
To win the soul's repeal,
From everlasting pain:
"Sin Of The Choral Singer" by James Avis Bartley
Rose the organ's diapason,
Deep, majestical and wild,
And the singers sang a chorus
To the praise of Mary's child.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
The organ which, in man,
Between the eyebrows grows,
Fell from his face, and in its place
He found a Christian nose.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There are two tall trees above you, by the high east window growing,
Underneath them, slumber sweetly, lapt in silence deep, serene;
Save, when pealing in the distance, organ notes towards you flowing
Echo—with a pause between!
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow
Then the quaint old parlor organ with the quaver in its tongue,
Seemed to tremble in its fervor as the sacred songs were sung,
As we sang the homely anthems, sang the glad revival hymns
Of the glory of the story and the light no sorrow dims.
"Sunday Afternoons" by Joseph C Lincoln

In news:

Hosa Technology's latest organization solution is the Astro- Grip universal hook-and-loop organizer.
Private label, Simple Truth, Simple Truth Organic, US Department of Agriculture, Organic Trade Association, Kroger, Mary Ellen Adcock, vice president of natural foods.
Creative Time, the public arts organization, organized a sand castle building contest on Rockaway Beach, Queens.
I started blogging over at IHeart Organizing about three years ago, sharing the story of our home updates, projects, DIY triumphs and fails and our storage and organizing strategies.
Blackberry Hills pairs organic whole grain rice and wheat flakes with tangy organic blackberries .
Grassroots organizations protest police shooting in East Cleveland Several grassroots organizations protested police shootings of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in East Cleveland.
The company denies that it knowingly shipped tainted organic peanut butter that made its way into 240 products, including many from major retailers and organic food brands.
"Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns ," the organization said in a terse, two-sentence statement.
Mark your calendar for these events, organized by two worthy volunteer organizations here.
An upcoming workshop in Beloit on October 8th will feature important risk management information for charitable organizations to protect their organizations and their non-profit status'.
AIDS Walk founder and community organizer Craig R Miller says a Santa Monica ban on paid advertising by non-profit organizations is discrimination .
Like many stories surrounding the environmental movement, certification of organic foods has taken a lot of twists and turns before evolving into the system that governs inspection of organic foods today.
The organization, initially formed in 1946, was the first private search and rescue organization in the nation, said posse treasurer John Eggett.
The Alabama Organ Center provides organs to all of the state's hospitals.
Former organic food inspector says current inspection system needs overhauling to make sure organic foods are what their growers claim them to be.

In science:

The remaining of this paper is organized as follow.
The Random Field Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices I: Phase Diagram and Thermodynamics
The paper is organized as follows: In section 2 we review some basic and remarkable facts about the nuclear *-formalism for quantum mechanics.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
The organization of the paper The rest of the paper is organized as follows.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
In this case, organism length rapidly increases, until the soup consists of one organism whose length is greater than half of Tierra’s memory.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
But do organisms get more complex? For this purpose, we de fine complexity to be the algorithmic information (Li and Vit ´anyi, 1997) of the organism.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra