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Meaning of “organ” in the English Dictionary

"organ" in British English

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organnoun

uk   /ˈɔː.ɡən/  us   /ˈɔːr-/
  • organ noun (BODY PART)

C1 [C] a ​part of the ​body of an ​animal or ​plant that ​performs a ​particularjob: an ​external/​internal/​reproductive organ an organ ​donor/​transplant

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  • organ noun (INSTRUMENT)

C2 [C] a ​musicalinstrument with a ​keyboard in which ​sound is ​produced by ​air being ​forced through ​pipes of different ​sizes and ​lengths when you ​press the ​keys with ​yourhands or ​feet, or in which ​sound is ​producedelectronically: Electronic organs are much ​smaller and ​cheaper than pipe organs.
  • organ noun (NEWSPAPER)

the organ of sth formal a ​newspaper or ​broadcastingstationproduced by a ​particularorganization and giving only the ​opinions of that ​organization: The ​newspaper Pravda was the ​official organ of the ​Communist Party in the ​Soviet Union.
(Definition of organ from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organ" in American English

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organnoun

 us   /ˈɔr·ɡən/
  • organ noun (BODY PART)

biology [C] a ​part of the ​body of a ​person, ​animal, or ​plant that ​performs a ​specialjob
  • organ noun (INSTRUMENT)

[C/U] a ​musicalinstrument with one or more ​rows of ​keys that are ​pressed with the ​fingers to ​playnotesproduced by ​forcingair through ​pipes of different ​sizes, or a ​similarelectronicinstrument: [U] Fred ​taught his ​wife to ​play the organ.
(Definition of organ from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"organ" in Business English

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organnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɔːɡən/
COMMUNICATIONS a ​newspaper or ​magazine that ​represents the ​opinions of a ​group or ​organization, or that is ​produced for a particular ​group of ​people: The monthly ​journal was once the official organ of the Communist ​party. She ​edits the company's house organ that is ​distributed to ​employees twice a ​year.
GOVERNMENT an ​organization that ​works as ​part of a larger ​organization, for ​example, a ​government: China's ​topnationalsecuritypolicy organ the ​courts and other government organs
(Definition of organ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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