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Organ 1

Definition: An instrument or medium by which some important action is performed, or an important end accomplished; as, legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are organs of government.

Organ 2

Definition: A natural part or structure in an animal or a plant, capable of performing some special action (termed its function), which is essential to the life or well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are organs of plants.

Organ 3

Definition: A component part performing an essential office in the working of any complex machine; as, the cylinder, valves, crank, etc., are organs of the steam engine.

Organ 4

Definition: A medium of communication between one person or body and another; as, the secretary of state is the organ of communication between the government and a foreign power; a newspaper is the organ of its editor, or of a party, sect, etc.

Organ 5

Definition: A wind instrument containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds, which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon by means of keys similar to those of a piano, and sometimes by foot keys or pedals; formerly used in the plural, each pipe being considired an organ.

Organ 6

Definition: To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs; to organize.

organ 7

Definition: (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

organ 8

Definition: a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

organ 9

Definition: wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard

organ 10

Definition: a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

organ 11

Definition: a periodical that is published by a special interest group; "the organ of the communist party"

organ 12

Definition: a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"

 

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