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Organ may refer to:

  • Organ (anatomy), a group of tissues in the body which perform some function
  • Organ (music), a family of keyboard musical instruments characterized by sustained tone
  • Pipe organ, a musical instrument that produces sound when pressurized air is driven through a series of pipes
  • Organ pipe coral, a marine organism native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans
  • Stenocereus thurberi, the organ pipe cactus plant
  • The Organ, an indie rock band
  • Organ, Hautes-Pyrénées, a commune in France
  • The Organ, a UK music magazine run by Organart.


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The console of a pipe organ (musical instrument).
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English

Etymology

From Latin organum < Ancient Greek ὄργανον (organon), an instrument, implement, tool, also an organ of sense or apprehension, an organ of the body, also a musical instrument, an organ) < *ἔργειν (ergein), to work).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
organ

Plural
organs

organ (plural organs)

  1. A largest part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions.
  2. (music) A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed, or an electronic instrument designed to replicate such.
  3. An official magazine, newsletter, or similar publication of an organization.
  4. A species of cactus (Stenocereus thurberi)

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External links

  • organ in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • organ in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Romanian

Noun

organ n.

  1. organ

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

òrgān m. (Cyrillic spelling о̀рга̄н)

  1. organ (part of an organism)

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Simple English

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