Inorganic



[in-awr-gan-ik] /ˌɪn ɔrˈgæn ɪk/

adjective
1.
not having the structure or organization characteristic of living bodies.
2.
not characterized by vital processes.
3.
Chemistry. noting or pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives.
Compare (def 1).
4.
not fundamental or related; extraneous.
/ˌɪnɔːˈɡænɪk/
adjective
1.
not having the structure or characteristics of living organisms; not organic
2.
relating to or denoting chemical compounds that do not contain carbon Compare organic (sense 4)
3.
not having a system, structure, or ordered relation of parts; amorphous
4.
not resulting from or produced by growth; artificial
5.
(linguistics) denoting or relating to a sound or letter introduced into the pronunciation or spelling of a word at some point in its history
adj.

1794, “without organized organic structure,” from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + organic. Sense of “not arriving by natural growth” recorded from 1862.

inorganic in·or·gan·ic (ĭn’ôr-gān’ĭk)
n.

in’or·gan’i·cal·ly adv.
inorganic
(ĭn’ôr-gān’ĭk)

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