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[awr-guh-non] /ˈɔr gəˌnɒn/

noun, plural organa
[awr-guh-nuh] /ˈɔr gə nə/ (Show IPA), organons.
an instrument of thought or knowledge.
Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
noun (Epistemology) (pl) organa (ˈɔːɡənə), -nons, -na, -nums
a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
(archaic) a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge

organon or·ga·non (ôr’gə-nŏn’) or or·ga·num (-nəm)
n. pl. or·ga·nons or or·ga·nums or or·ga·na (-nə)


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