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definition of the word organic

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organic (comparative more organic, superlative most organic)

Positive
organic

Comparative
more organic

Superlative
most organic

  1. (biology) pertaining to, derived from, like, of the nature of, an organ of the body
  2. (chemistry) relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products
  3. of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agro-chemicals, and possibly certified organic by a regulatory body.
  4. (sociology) a form of social solidarity theorized by Emile Durkheim that is characterized by voluntary engagements in complex interdepencies for mutual benefit (such as business agreements), rather than mechanical solidarity, which depends on ascribed relations between people (as in a family or tribe).
  5. (military) Of a military unit or formation, or its elements, belonging to a permanent organization (in contrast to being temporarily attached).
    1998: Eyal Ben-Ari, Mastering Soldiers: Conflict, Emotions, and the Enemy in an Israeli Military Unit. Beghahn Books, p 29.
    Socially, the term “organic” unit implies a military force characterized by relatively high cohesion, overlapping primary groups and a certain sense of shared past.
    1945: U.S. War Department, Handbook on German Military Forces. LSU Press (1990). p 161.
    Most types of German field divisions include an organic reconnaissance battalion, and the remainder have strong reconnaissance companies.


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