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"organ" in British English

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organnoun

uk   /ˈɔː.ɡən/  us   /ˈɔːr.ɡən/
  • 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.
(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   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 top national security policy organ the courts and other government organs
(Definition of organ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“organ” in American English

“organ” in Business English

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