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Definition of Organic

Organic

  1. 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.
  3. Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
  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.

Organic Quotations

The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.
Leonardo da Vinci

I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me, 'black feminist' does not do that. I need a word that is organic, that really comes out of the culture, that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it's just... womanish.
Alice Walker

I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic - I use this metaphor a lot but I'll use it again - it's like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries - it's just what happens with this being, now.
Alice Walker

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
William James

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
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Organic Translations

organic in Dutch is organiek, organisch
organic in French is organique
organic in German is organisch
organic in Hungarian is szerves

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