from greek organon „instrument“
from Latin organicus, from Greek organikos „of or pertaining to an organ, serving as instruments or engines,“
1510s „serving as an organ or instrument“
1778 „from organized living beings“
1942 „free from pesticides and fertilizers“
Pertaining to or dervied from living organisms
Pertaining to an organ of the body of a living organism
Relating to the compounds of carbon
Relating to natural products
Of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agrichemicals, and possibly certified by a regulatory body.
Describing a form of social solidarity theorized by Emile Durkheim that is characteri- zed by voluntary engagements in complex interdepencies for mutual bene t (such as business agreements), rather than mechanical solidarity, which depends on ascribed relations between people (as in a family or tribe).
Of a military unit or formation, or its elements, belonging to a permanent organization (in contrast to being temporarily attached).
Acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
Internet (search results)
Generated according to the ranking algorithms of a search engine, as opposed to paid placement by advertisers.
– figuratively –
“Organic work process.”
“The production came together in an organic whole.”