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"organic" in British English

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organicadjective

uk   /ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/  us   /ɔːrˈɡæn.ɪk/
  • organic adjective (NO CHEMICALS)

B2 not using ​artificialchemicals in the ​growing of ​plants and ​animals for ​food and other ​products: organic ​food/​fruit/​farms/​farmers

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  • organic adjective (LIVING)

being or coming from ​livingplants and ​animals: A ​quarter of the ​contents of an ​average family's ​dustbin is organic matter.
Opposite
formal (of a ​disease or ​illness) ​producing a ​physicalchange in the ​structure of an ​organ or ​part of the ​body
organically
adverb uk   /ɔːˈɡæn.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ɔːrˈɡæn.ɪ.kəl.i/
The ​wine is made from organically ​growngrapes.
(Definition of organic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organic" in American English

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organicadjective

 us   /ɔrˈɡæn·ɪk/
  • organic adjective (LIVING)

[not gradable] consisting of or ​relating to ​livingplants and ​animals, or the ​substances of which they are made
biology, chemistry [not gradable] Organic also ​meansrelating to, or ​belonging to a ​group of ​substancescontaining the ​chemicalelementcarbon.
  • organic adjective (NO CHEMICALS)

not using ​artificialchemicals in the ​production of ​plants and ​animals for ​food: organic ​fruits and ​vegetables
(Definition of organic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"organic" in Business English

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organicadjective

uk   us   /ɔːˈɡænɪk/
ENVIRONMENT relating to ​growingfood or other ​products without using artificial ​chemicals: Are these carrots organic? organic ​food/​produce/​products The baby clothes were made of 100% organic cotton. organic ​farming/​agriculture/gardening organic ​farmers/​growers
MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE relating to the ​growth in a ​company, etc. that is ​achieved without ​buying other ​companies: All this ​plannedexpansion will be organic, not ​achieved through acquisitions.
organically
adverb
organically reared cattle The Group has ​grown organically this ​year.
(Definition of organic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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