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organon

[ awr-guh-non ]
/ ˈɔr gəˌnɒn /
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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.

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Origin of organon

First recorded in 1580–90; from Greek órganon; see organ
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British Dictionary definitions for organon

organon

organum

/ (ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn) /

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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Medical definitions for organon

organon
[ ôrgə-nŏn′ ]

n. pl. or•ga•nons

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