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"organic" in American English

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organicadjective

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

[not gradable] consisting of or relating to living plants and animals, or the substances of which they are made
biology, chemistry [not gradable] Organic also means relating to, or belonging to a group of substances containing the chemical element carbon.
  • organic adjective (NO CHEMICALS)

not using artificial chemicals 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 British English

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organicadjective

uk   /ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/  us   /ɔːrˈɡæn.ɪk/
  • organic adjective (LIVING)

being or coming from living plants 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 physical change 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 grown grapes.
(Definition of organic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organic" in Business English

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organicadjective

uk   us   /ɔːˈɡænɪk/
ENVIRONMENT relating to growing food 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 planned expansion 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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