• Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
    Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n organism a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    • n organism a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body "the social organism"
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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: Cicadas have their hearing organs in their stomachs, at the base of the abdomen.
    • Organism (Biol) An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, composed of different organs or parts with functions which are separate, but mutually dependent, and essential to the life of the individual.
    • Organism Organic structure; organization. "The advantageous organism of the eye."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs use sugars as an antifreeze for vital organs
    • n organism Organic structure; organization.
    • n organism A body exhibiting organization and organic life; a member of the animal or vegetable kingdom; an individual composed of a number of essential and mutually dependent parts, all of which partake of a common life.
    • n organism Anything that is organized or organic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The California redwood coast redwood and giant sequoia are the tallest and largest living organism in the world.
    • Organism organic structure, or a body exhibiting such: a living being, animal or vegetable
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “One definition of man is an intelligence served by organs.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A man is known by the company he organizes.”
  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
    “The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”


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


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. organisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. organe—L. organum—Gr. organon.


In literature:

One day, when they had all failed and Benoist, as a result, had nothing to do, he put me at the organ.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Organization, in other words, is superior to cell structure, and the cell itself is an organization of smaller units.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
The male sexual organs are complete in one individual, and all the female organs belong to a separate feminine organization.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
In like manner, we taste only by means of the taste organs in the mouth, and smell only with the organs of smell in the nose.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
There was no evidence of any local organic affection of the pelvic organs.
"Sex in Education" by Edward H. Clarke
Through the open windows the deep solemn throb of the organ pealed.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Spiritualism organizes itself around another center.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
The larynx is the vibrating organ of the voice.
"Resonance in Singing and Speaking" by Thomas Fillebrown
Two years after his accession, there was organized the Pan-Germanic League.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Strength of this organ, therefore, is absolutely indispensable in vitality building.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden

In poetry:

No splendid show of solemn funeral rite,
No stricken mourners following his bier,
No peal of organ reaching thro' his night,
Is rendered him whom now we bury here.
"A Soldiers Funeral" by John William Streets
Given all he had; and now—when all was given—
Far spent, within a private shade,
Heard the loud organ pealing praise to Heaven,
And learned why man is made.—
"Three Men Of Truro" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
``With them I kneel, but neither praise nor pray,
While tapers burn, hymns float, and organ rolls,
Because I know that there too can I sway
And stupefy their souls.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Stern bells annoy the rooks and doves at ten.
I watch the verger close the doors, and when
I hear the organ moan the first amen,
Sing my religion's-same as pigeons'.
"The Calls [unfinished]" by Wilfred Owen
Slowly the chanted yearning dies:
Then spoken supplications rise,
Upfloating to the sky;
The organ peals anew, again
Is silent, and there linger then
Only my soul and I.
"Poet’s Corner" by Alfred Austin
As if the pomp of rituals, and the savor
Of gums and spices could the Unseen One please;
As if His ear could bend, with childish favor,
To the poor flattery of the organ keys!
"Worship" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Organization to hold Jazz concert at West L.A. Local nonprofit organizations looking for a way to raise money to support their activities might want to consider contacting California Greenworks Inc about its new Community Giving Program.
Little is discussed of the danger of the amount of organic pesticide used in organic foods.
Marla Ottenstein's Get Organized: Free Wi-Fi, good health and a sturdy 21-inch carry-on — all the things an organizer dreams of.
Naples-based professional organizer Marla Ottenstein is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.
Is organic food really more nutritious than non-organic.
NEW YORK — HappyFamily , an organic baby food brand, has launched a line of portable baked organic cheese, veggie and whole grain snacks.
HappyMunchies are available in two varieties: organic cheddar cheese with carrot, and organic broccoli, kale and cheddar cheese.
Health organizations form solid organ transplant program.
Springfield Art Association's new exhibit of two-dimensional art, organized around the single theme of The Modern Landscape, represents a first for the organization: a show dedicated to Illinois artists.
The organization recognized several outstanding students, civic leaders and organizations and awarded more than $5,000 in scholarships.
An organ of the 17th century had almost as many as the organs of today.
Controversial decision on Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa will hurt organic dairies and grass-fed beef ranchers and increase risk of GMO contamination of organic crops.
Fifteen UTU Alumni Association chapters have been organized so far at various locations around the United States and Canada, and more are being organized.
The student organization, USD PRIDE, is organizing the event.
One reporter's exploration of organic , and the USDA's standards for enforcement The sound of a cash register chings at the organic market.

In science:

Japanese organizations admit the lack of technical knowledge. PKI implementation cycle is much shorter in Taiwan. About 40% of the Taiwanese organizations say that the cycle is completed in less than a year as compared to Japan and Singapore (36% and 34%).
PKI Implementation Issues: A Comparative Study of Pakistan with some Asian Countries
Organization of the grid directory. ii) Organization of linear scales for each dimension of the grid.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
Organization of the paper The paper is organized as follows: The universal hypothesis testing problems and tests are presented in Section II.
Generalized Error Exponents For Small Sample Universal Hypothesis Testing
As mentioned (Sect.1), binding to field-controlled MNPs would have caused a drastic reduction in the phase space available to the reacting organics towards bringing about such a transition thanks to the invisibility of H-fields to organics.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Geochemical aspects of the origin of complex organic molecules on the Earth, as precusors to organic life.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence