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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.
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the state of being organic
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Hypothesis 16: The heterogeneity of age, tenure, education level, and functional background in top management will have a positive relationship to organicity.
In McElroy, a different yet also acknowledged intertext--Beckett, this time--brings to the fore, through the "cellular" body, a similar possibility of "reinventing the subject." If Roth lays bare an "excess of organicity"--the subject becomes a huge body organ--McElroy stresses the loss of corporeal substance, a dramatic decrease in the traditional materiality of the subject defined as "embodied reason." His hero comes to "embody"--we shall see, the inverted commas are not out of place--Deleuze and Guattari's "body without organs." Very much like in Roth though, we witness, as David Porush has observed, the same startling "growth into humanness" (181), while Imp Plus refuses to be a mere "terminal identity," to quote Scott Bukatman's book title.
Although genetic conditions are increasingly found to contribute to disabilities, most disabled children have no observable organicity. Few are dysmorphic and only rarely does birth or family history of disabilities contribute to identification (Jones, 1996).
Indeed the representation phase constitutes a sort of decline or degeneration compared with the primordial moments of lived experience and expression, moments when the culture attains its spiritual fulfilment and with it its most complete state of organicity. Because of its `living', `anti-utilitarian', purely `expressive' character, the phase in which the paideuma is formed is incapable of being studied through a chain of effects and causes similar to the process that operates in the field of the natural sciences.
Although metaphor has often been deconstructed as a totalizing trope of identity and organicity, a postcolonial perspective can help to renew our awareness that displacement, difference, and alienation are no less inherent than equivalence in the structure of metaphor.(4)
The ratings on these items are then averaged to arrive at indices for entrepreneurial style and organicity.
Such declarations of organicity intensify as the Quetzalcoatl movement reaches its culmination, displaying an "acquiescence in the primitive assertion" and positing a "primeval oneness" with "the god, the nation, the tribe" (417).
Howard Horwitz has made a similar and comparably interesting argument, noting that in A Hazard of New Fortunes "The Howellsean organic self discovers the very conditions of its organicity in the needs of a sordid, gimcrack economy."(13) Ethical "character" and economic "personality" exist in tandem, in other words, or they do not exist at all -- and Hughson and Horwitz say that Howells knew this very well.
Since the organicity of Plotinus' system makes it impossible to examine any part of it in isolation, a brief excursus into his concept of selfhood and his views on the individuation of living beings needs to be undertaken before concentrating on the issue of portraiture.
One encompassing characteristic of organization structure that will likely affect, for reasons presented below, the strategy formation process is structural "organicity" or its opposite, "mechanization." Therefore, structural effects (on the strategy formation pattern-firm performance relationship) were operationalized in the current research as the firm's placement along the organic-to-mechanistic dimension.