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Definitions of organic

  1. constitutional in the structure of something ( especially your physical makeup)
  2. a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  3. ( pathology) involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; " an organic disease"
  4. ( chemistry) relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; " hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
  5. being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; " organic life"; " organic growth"; " organic remains found in rock"
  6. involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; " an organic disease"
  7. simple and healthful and close to nature; " an organic lifestyle"
  8. relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; " hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
  9. of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; " organic eggs"; " organic vegetables"; " organic chicken"
  10. of or relating to or derived from living organisms; " organic soil"
  11. 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.
  12. Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
  13. Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Pertaining to, or affecting, some organ of the body; as, an organic disease; pertaining to, or derived from, anything that has life in itself; as, fossils are remains of organic bodies; inherent.
  17. Organically.
  18. 1. Relating to an organ. 2. Relating to an animal or vegetable organism. 3. Organized, structural.
  19. Pertaining to an organ.
  20. Containing, or pertaining to, organs; derived from animals or vegetables; pertaining to construction.
  21. Pertaining to organs or living organisms, as animals and plants.
  22. Organized; systematized. organical.
  23. Pertaining to an organ or organs; consisting of or containing organs; pertaining to what has organs, or functional parts; instrumental. Organic bodies, such as possess organs with separate functions. Organic disease, a disease in which the structure of some organ of the body is in a morbid state. Organic remains, the remains of animals or vegetables petrified.
  24. Relating to living organs; produced by living organs.
  25. Derived from, or showing the peculiarities of a living organism.
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Quotes of organic

  1. Let me pose you a question. Can farm -raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth? – Mark Bittman
  2. The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level. – Jimmy Chamberlin
  3. Your primary presumption that The Bridge was proffered as an epic has no substantial foundation. You know quite well that I doubt that our present stage of cultural development is so ordered yet as to provide the means or method for such an organic manifestation as that. – Hart Crane
  4. The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul. – Eliza Farnham
  5. The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me. – Charles Fort
  6. If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. – John Harrison
  7. But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world -events. – Muhammed Iqbal
  8. If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic all the better. – Jeremy Jackson
  9. Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  10. Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  11. Its very sort of spontaneous and organic not a preconceived sort of jamming. Now we record everything, cause sometimes you'll forget, you know, 'what was that thing again?' So we record everything. – Chad Smith
  12. Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. – John Steinbeck
  13. But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic – Tony Visconti
  14. I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach. – Len Wein
  15. Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for organic

  1. The prison physician at the time noted that patient showed symptoms of organic brain disease. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  2. The plowing under of any other organic substance has the same effect. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  3. I see it as an organic phenomenon. – New Apples in the Garden by Kris Ottman Neville
  4. Organic matters, in passing into peat, lose carbon and nitrogen; but they lose oxygen more rapidly than the other two elements, and hence the latter become relatively more abundant. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  5. Art is an organic growth, and cannot be created by authority. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  6. What has been taken over can never become organic only what comes from personal experience is a real gain. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  7. Dewey's view appears to be that organic relations are achieved whenever an object is made a part of experience and so brought into connection with other experienced facts. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  8. While just confidence is felt in the judiciary of the States, yet this Government ought to be competent in itself for the fulfillment of the high duties which have been devolved upon it under the organic law by the States themselves. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  9. But after all organic centers have been found in excellent condition several things yet remain to be tested. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  10. " Whether the particular shape which the doctrine of evolution, as applied to the organic world, took in Darwin's hands, would prove to be final or not, was, to me, a matter of indifference. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  11. The organic remains met with in the rocks have usually undergone some chemical change. – Geology by James Geikie
  12. And, on the other hand, though the whole of the past goes into the making of the living being's present moment, does not organic memory press it into the moment immediately before the present, so that the moment immediately before becomes the sole cause of the present one? – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  13. But it is just the same with organic development. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  14. Magistrates and judges, appointed by the crown, may not be removed, suspended, or transferred, save under circumstances minutely stipulated in the organic judicial laws. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  15. Without organic disease, he told himself, his darling could not perish. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  16. It is not the man who does right after a long internal struggle that is most moral, but the one with whom doing right is the most imperative of organic necessities. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  17. If this is so, is it not a sign of organic weakness? – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  18. There is no organic connexion between the powerful narrative of the Plague opening Boccaccio's book, and the stories chiefly of love and its adventures which follow; all that Boccaccio did was to preface an interesting series of tales by a more interesting chapter of history, and then to bind the tales themselves together lightly and naturally in days, like rows of pearls in a collar. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  19. The organic principle of Communism in industry and domestic life, is seen in the common roof, the common table, and the daily meetings of all the members. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes

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