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1. Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms: organic matter.
2. Of, relating to, or affecting a bodily organ: an organic disease.
a. Of, marked by, or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin: organic vegetables; an organic farm.
b. Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals: organic chicken; organic cattle farming.
c. Serving organic food: an organic restaurant.
d. Simple, healthful, and close to nature: an organic lifestyle.
a. Having properties associated with living organisms.
b. Resembling a living organism in organization or development; interconnected: society as an organic whole.
5. Constituting an integral part of a whole; fundamental.
6. Law Denoting or relating to the fundamental or constitutional laws and precepts of a government or an organization.
7. Chemistry Of or designating carbon compounds.
1. An organic food or a product made from organic materials.
2. A substance, especially a fertilizer or pesticide, of animal or vegetable origin.
3. Chemistry An organic compound.

or·gan′i·cal·ly adv.
or′gan·ic′i·ty (ôr′gə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


the state of being organic
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As in his earlier ceramic production, their extreme organicity shows Fontana, as he put it, "wanting to make inert matter live.
Therefore, the origin of the disease in this group may be caused by organicity, although they were not diagnosed with organic mental disorder.
The idea of organicity appeared in the metaphor of the body; it had been originated in Christian thought where the community of believers was imagined as mystical body of Christ (mysticum corpus Christi); this image, in the High and Late Middle Ages (Kantorowicz 1957: 207-323) was transferred to the polity, to the earthly community designating the relation of the king and his subjects.
Moreover, the 'evolutionary' process of her sculptures attests to her approach to the nature surrounding her, which serves as an inexhaustible source of inspiration, both in her choice of a work substance found in nature and in her reference to qualities such as organicity and amorphousness which are associated with the natural world.
Anderson, Covin, and Slevin (2009) confirm the direct effect of EO on strategic learning capability, and mediating effects for structural organicity, market responsiveness, and strategy formation.
The metaphor is apt: Absent the core precepts, the law is set adrift, its course adjusted by a thousand frantic hands, its ultimate goal regulated by nothing surer than its alleged organicity.
The course description says, among other profundities, "Stupidity is neither ignorance nor organicity.
The thrust of Turvey's reading of Vertov's film comes from his recuperation of the notion of organicity for the filmmaker's thought, which is often overlooked given the prominent role that machinism or the fusion of man and machine plays in Man with a Movie Camera.
Saying that "it takes a village" certainly echoes the communitarianism and organicity of the Volk, as does using children's welfare as a wedge issue for expanding the state's control over parents and families, but here too Goldberg strains too hard to made the finer details fit.