[awr-guh-niz-uh m] /ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əm/
a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes.
a form of life considered as an entity; an animal, plant, fungus, protistan, or moneran.
any body or system conceived of as analogous to a living being:
the governmental organism.
any complex thing or system having properties and functions determined not only by the properties and relations of its individual parts, but by the character of the whole that they compose and by the relations of the parts to the whole.
any living biological entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium
anything resembling a living creature in structure, behaviour, etc
1660s, “organic structure, organization,” from organize + -ism. Sense of “living animal or plant” first recorded 1842. Related: Organismic.
organism or·gan·ism (ôr’gə-nĭz’əm)
An individual form of life, such as a plant, an animal, a bacterium, a protist, or a fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life.
or’gan·is’mal (-nĭz’məl) or or’gan·is’mic (-mĭk) adj.
An individual form of life that is capable of growing, metabolizing nutrients, and usually reproducing. Organisms can be unicellular or multicellular. They are scientifically divided into five different groups (called kingdoms) that include prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals, and that are further subdivided based on common ancestry and homology of anatomic and molecular structures.
[awr-guh-niz-uh m] /ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes. 2. a form of life considered as an entity; an animal, plant, fungus, protistan, or moneran. 3. any body or system conceived of as analogous to a living being: the governmental organism. 4. any […]
[awr-guh-nist] /ˈɔr gə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the . /ˈɔːɡənɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the organ n. 1590s, from organ + -ist, or from or influenced by Middle French organiste, from Medieval Latin organista “one who plays an organ,” from Latin organum (see organ).
[awr-guh-nahyz] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), organized, organizing. 1. to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee. 2. to systematize: to organize the files of an office. 3. to give structure or character to: to organize the elements of a composition. […]
[awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state or manner of being . 3. something that is organized. 4. structure; composition: The organization of this painting is quite remarkable. 5. a group of persons organized for some end or work; association: a nonprofit organization. 6. the […]