organ meaning

[ 'ɔ:gən ] Pronunciation:   "organ" in a sentence
Noun: organ  orgun
  1. A fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function 
  2. A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department" 
  3. (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    - electric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ 
  4. A periodical that is published by a special interest group
    "the organ of the communist party" 
  5. Wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
    - pipe organ 
  6. A free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
    - harmonium, reed organ

Derived forms: organs

See also: organic, organist

Type of: agency, authority, body part, bureau, electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument, federal agency, free-reed instrument, government agency, keyboard instrument, office, periodical, wind, wind instrument

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[Business]
AmE / noun [C]

1

a newspaper or magazine that gives information about a particular group or organization; a means of communicating the views of a particular group:

The magazine is the official organ of the construction workers' union.

2

an official organization that is part of a larger organization and has a special purpose:

the organs of government


[Electronics]
1. A computer subsystem.
2. An electronic
device used for the purpose of generating music.
organic decay See EXPONENTIAL DECREASE.
organic electricity Electricity in the living tissues
of animals and plants.

[Medicine]
n : a differentiated structure (as a heart or kidney) consisting of cells and tissues and performing some specific function in an organism

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  1. the sense organs or receptors are structures.
  2. the kidneys are highly vascularized organs.
  3. the liver is an organ and so is the heart.
  4. the tongue is one of the organs for pronunciation.
  5. under the genetic plan, organs develop.

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