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Meaning of 'organic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Organic [ 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.
- Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
- Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'organic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . organic [ a]
Meaning (1):
- involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
Example in sentence:
  • an organic disease
Meaning (2):
- relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
Example in sentence:
  • hydrocarbons are organic compounds
Meaning (3):
- being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
Example in sentence:
  • organic growth;
  • organic life;
  • organic remains found in rock
4 . organic [ s]
Meaning (4):
- simple and healthful and close to nature
Example in sentence:
  • an organic lifestyle
Meaning (5):
- of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
Example in sentence:
  • organic chicken;
  • organic eggs;
  • organic vegetables