What is organic?

Some articles on organic:

Skeletal Formula
... The skeletal formula of an organic compound is a shorthand representation of its molecular structure ... The technique was developed by the organic chemist Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz ... Skeletal formulae have become ubiquitous in organic chemistry, partly because they are relatively quick and simple to draw ...
Industrial Composting
... Compost ( /ˈkɒmpɒst/ or /ˈkɒmpoʊst/) is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment ... Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming ... At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, "green" food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of ...
Organic, Inc. - Awards
... Organic won advertising awards for the U by Kotex campaign in 2010-2011, including three Effies, two ARF Ogilvy awards (including a Grand Ogilvy in Research Innovation), a Forrester Research ...
Organic Valley
... Organic Valley is the largest cooperative of organic farmers in the United States ... It is based in La Farge, Wisconsin and was founded in 1988 ...
Substitution Reaction
... In organic chemistry, the electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions are of prime importance ... Organic substitution reactions are classified in several main organic reaction types depending on whether the reagent that brings about the substitution is considered an ...

More definitions of "organic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or derived from living organisms.
    Example: "Organic soil"
  • (adj): Involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs.
    Example: "An organic disease"
  • (adj): Relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis.
    Example: "Hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
  • (adj): Being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms.
    Example: "Organic life"; "organic growth"; "organic remains found in rock"
  • (adj): Simple and healthful and close to nature.
    Example: "An organic lifestyle"
  • (adj): Of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones.
    Example: "Organic eggs"; "organic vegetables"; "organic chicken"

Famous quotes containing the word organic:

    The best thing about the sciences is their philosophical ingredient, like life for an organic body. If one dephilosophizes the sciences, what remains left? Earth, air, and water.
    Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801)

    A set of ideas, a point of view, a frame of reference is in space only an intersection, the state of affairs at some given moment in the consciousness of one man or many men, but in time it has evolving form, virtually organic extension. In time ideas can be thought of as sprouting, growing, maturing, bringing forth seed and dying like plants.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    The human face is the organic seat of beauty.... It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
    Eliza Farnham (1815–1864)