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 (ôr′gə-nŏn′) also or·ga·num (-nəm)
n. pl. or·ga·na (-nə) or or·ga·nons or or·ga·nums
A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.

[Greek, tool, organ of the body, instrument; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn) or


n, pl organa (ˈɔːɡənə) , -nons, -na or -nums
1. (Logic) a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
2. archaic a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge
[C16: from Greek: implement; see organ]
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(ˈɔr gəˌnɒn)

n., pl. -na (-nə), -nons.
1. an instrument of thought or knowledge.
2. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
[1580–90; < Greek órganon; see organ]
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a method or means for communicating knowledge or for philosophical inquiry.
See also: Knowledge, Philosophy
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organon - a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
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The Organon of Bacon is not much nearer to actual facts than the Organon of Aristotle or the Platonic idea of good.
In 2011, Recombinant Follitropin Beta (trade name: Puregon) by Organon (now affiliated to Merck Sharp & Dohme) was approved to be sold in China.
OBS Pakistan Ltd is a strategic pharmaceutical organisation comprising of global multinational pharmaceutical companies like Organon, Merck and Co Inc USA, Schering Plough, Santen Japan and Vifor Switzerland.
OBS Pakistan Ltd., is a strategic pharmaceutical organisation comprising of global multinational pharmaceutical companies like Organon, Merck and Co.
He published basic philosophy of his great healing art in the Organon of Medicine, edition 1 to 5, during his lifetime from 1810 to 1833 A.D.
Prior to that, he held senior positions at Shire, Lundbeck and Organon Laboratories.
It is among the very few companies in Pakistan which have specialised in developing strategic business alliances with reputed international firms like Organon, Merck and Co.
Nuvista, formerly Organon (Bangladesh) Ltd., was a subsidiary of Netherlands based Organon International.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited (Beximco Pharma) has completed the acquisition of a majority shareholding (85.22 percent) in Nuvista Pharma (formerly Organon Bangladesh Limited), said a press release.
We started our journey in 2006 when we acquired Organon Pakistan.
(MDC) and Square Mile Capital (Square Mile), the property formerly served as the headquarters of Organon International, a pharmaceutical company acquired by Merck in 2009.