organa

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[awr-guh-nuh]
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noun

a plural of organon.

organa

2
[awr-guh-nuh]

noun

a plural of organum.

organon

[awr-guh-non]

noun, plural or·ga·na [awr-guh-nuh] /ˈɔr gə nə/, or·ga·nons.

an instrument of thought or knowledge.
Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.

Origin of organon

1580–90; < Greek órganon; see organ

organum

[awr-guh-nuh m]

noun, plural or·ga·na [awr-guh-nuh] /ˈɔr gə nə/, or·ga·nums.

an organon.
Music.
  1. the doubling, or simultaneous singing, of a melody at an interval of either a fourth, a fifth, or an octave.
  2. the second part in such singing.

Origin of organum

From Latin, dating back to 1605–15; see origin at organ
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British Dictionary definitions for organa

organa

noun

a plural of organon, organum

organum

noun plural -na (-nə) or -nums

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

C17: via Latin from Greek; see organ

organon

organum

noun plural organa (ˈɔːɡənə), -nons, -na or -nums Epistemology

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

C16: from Greek: implement; see organ
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Medicine definitions for organa

organon

[ôrgə-nŏn′]

n. pl. or•ga•nons

An organ.
A set of principles for use in scientific investigation.
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