Definition of organic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɔːˈɡænɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːrˈɡænɪk//
    [usually before noun] Diet, Growing crops, Crops
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  1. 1(of food, farming methods, etc.) produced or practised without using artificial chemicals organic cheese/vegetables/wine, etc. an organic farmer/gardener organic farming/horticulture The farm went fully organic in 1996. Wordfinderblight, cereal, crop, genetically modified, grain, harvest, monoculture, organic, staple, yield See related entries: Diet, Growing crops, Crops
  2. 2produced by or from living things Improve the soil by adding organic matter. organic compounds opposite inorganic
  3. 3(specialist) connected with the organs of the body organic disease
  4. 4(formal) consisting of different parts that are all connected to each other the view of society as an organic whole
  5. 5(formal) happening in a slow and natural way, rather than suddenly the organic growth of foreign markets
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: via Latin from Greek organikos ‘relating to an organ or instrument’.
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