Definition of “organic” - English Dictionary

“organic” in British English

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organicadjective

uk /ɔːˈɡæn.ɪk/ us /ɔːrˈɡæn.ɪk/
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 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 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 Business English

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organicadjective

uk /ɔːˈɡænɪk/ us

ENVIRONMENT relating to growing food or other products without using artificial chemicals:

Are these carrots organic?
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)