Meaning of “organ” in the English Dictionary

"organ" in British English

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organnoun

uk /ˈɔː.ɡən/ us /ˈɔːr.ɡən/

organ noun (BODY PART)

C1 [ C ] a part of the body of an animal or plant that performs a particular job:

an organ donor/transplant

More examples

  • He sustained injuries to his arms, legs and several internal organs.
  • Your ears, eyes, tongue, nose and skin are your sense organs.
  • Transplantation of organs from living donors raises ethical issues.

organ noun (NEWSPAPER)

the organ of sth formal

a newspaper or broadcasting station produced by a particular organization and giving only the opinions of that organization:

The newspaper Pravda was the official organ of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.

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(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 special job

organ noun (INSTRUMENT)

[ C/U ] a musical instrument with one or more rows of keys that are pressed with the fingers to play notes produced by forcing air through pipes of different sizes, or a similar electronic instrument:

[ 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 /ˈɔːɡən/ us

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 top national security policy organ
the courts and other government organs

(Definition of “organ” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)