- a plural of organon.
- a plural of organum.
- an instrument of thought or knowledge.
- Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
Origin of organon
- an organon.
- the doubling, or simultaneous singing, of a melody at an interval of either a fourth, a fifth, or an octave.
- the second part in such singing.
Origin of organum
Related Words for organaarrangement, unity, melody, composition, tune, chord, unison, consonance, concert, richness, concurrence, piece, chime, chorus, euphony, symphony, triad, blend, overtone, blending
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Historical Examples of organa
We had passed the night at the hotel of the Libertad at Organa, where we both slept well enough.Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories
Henry Seton Merriman
Again, I find exploited to the medical profession, through its own organa, a "sure cure for dropsy."The Great American Fraud
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Vasa sunt, says Augustine of human troublers, alius utitur; organa sunt, alius tangit.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians
G. G. Findlay
- a form of polyphonic music originating in the ninth century, consisting of a plainsong melody with parts added at the fourth and fifth
- a variant of organon
Word Origin for organum
- a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
- archaic a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge
Word Origin for organon
- An organ.
- A set of principles for use in scientific investigation.