organon

[ awr-guh-non ]

noun,plural or·ga·na [awr-guh-nuh], /ˈɔr gə nə/, or·ga·nons.
  1. an instrument of thought or knowledge.

  2. Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.

Origin of organon

1
First recorded in 1580–90; from Greek órganon; see organ

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organon

organum

/ (ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn) /


nounplural organa (ˈɔːɡənə), -nons, -na or -nums Epistemology
  1. a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle

  2. archaic a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge

Origin of organon

1
C16: from Greek: implement; see organ

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