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Definition of Organic

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characteristic of or pertaining to living organisms; of or pertaining to the organs of an animal or plant; fundamental; inherent; developing naturally, produced without the use of chemicals
Organic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
  
(a.)
Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of the large series of substances which, in nature or origin, are connected with vital processes, and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
  
(a.)
Forming a whole composed of organs. Hence: Of or pertaining to a system of organs; inherent in, or resulting from, a certain organization; as, an organic government; his love of truth was not inculcated, but organic.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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organic
\or*gan"ic\ (?), a. [l. organicus, gr. &?;: cf. f. organique.]
1. (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.
2. produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure. [r.]
3. instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end. [r.] those organic arts which enable men to discourse and write perspicuously.
4. forming a whole composed of organs. hence: of or pertaining to a system of organs; inherent in, or resulting from, a certain organization; as, an organic government; his love of truth was not inculcated, but organic.
5. pertaining to, or denoting, any one of the large series of substances which, in nature or origin, are connected with vital processes, and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
note: the principles of organic and inorganic chemistry are identical; but the enormous number and the completeness of related series of organic compounds, together with their remarkable facility of exchange and substitution, offer an illustration of chemical reaction and homology not to be paralleled in inorganic chemistry.
organic
analysis (chem.), the analysis of organic compounds, concerned chiefly with the determination of carbon as carbon dioxide, hydrogen as water, oxygen as the difference between the sum of the others and 100 per cent, and nitrogen as free nitrogen, ammonia, or nitric oxide; -- formerly called ultimate analysis, in distinction from proximate analysis.
organic
chemistry. see under chemistry.
organic
compounds. (chem.) see carbon compounds, under carbon.
organic
description of a curve (geom.), the description of a curve on a plane by means of instruments.
organic
disease (med.), a disease attended with morbid changes in the structure of the organs of the body or in the composition of its fluids; -- opposed to functional disease.
organic
electricity. see under electricity.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
(synonym) organic fertilizer, organic fertiliser
(hypernym) fertilizer, fertiliser, plant food
(hyponym) bonemeal

Adjective
1. relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; "hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
(antonym) inorganic
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. of or relating to or derived from living organisms; "organic soil"
(pertainym) organism, being
3. being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; "organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"
(antonym) inorganic
(similar) integrated, structured
4. involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; "an organic disease"
(antonym) functional
(classification) pathology
5. of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; "organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"
(similar) wholesome
(classification) health food
6. simple and healthful and close to nature; "an organic lifestyle"
(similar) healthful
7. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
(synonym) constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a)
(similar) essential
Organic Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
crops grown without the aid of chemical fertilisers or pesticides; many countries have regulations defining what can be described as organic produce; it has almost come to mean 'natural; unadulturated'.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Organic, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Provides internet professional services, including strategic consulting, engineering and integration services, marketing and public relations services, and customer service and fulfillment consulting and transaction management services.
Organic Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
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.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Organic Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
Deriving from living organisms
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with inorganic compound .Compounds that contain carbon chemically bound to hydrogen. They often contain other elements (particularly O, N, halogens, or S). Organic compounds were once thought to be produced only by living things. We now know that any organic compound can be synthesized in the laboratory (although this can be extremely difficult in practice!)
Organic chemistry is concerned with the compounds of carbon. Biochemistry is concerned with compounds of carbon that crawl. -Mike Adams
Soil Glossary - Mani
substance which includes carbon-to-carbon bonds.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
- substance which includes carbon-to-carbon bonds.
Organic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Organic may refer to:
  • Of or relating to an organism, a living entity
  • Of or relating to an organ

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Organic Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Da Mhile Organic Spirit of Year 2000 46% ABV, Single Grain Scotch Whisky (By: Lochlomond Distillerie)

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EPA Terms of Environment
1. Referring to or derived from living organisms. 2. In chemistry, any compound containing carbon.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  Substances that come from animal or plant sources. Organic substances always contain carbon. (Inorganic materials are chemical substances of mineral origin.) Also see inorganic
Organic Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Organic Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
In food marketing, of, relating to, yielding, or including the use of organic food.
Aids Glossary
relating to an organ in the body or relating to the processes of living cells and organisms.
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