- 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.
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The Organum (philosophy of first principles) of Aristotle was first publicly taught in 1215.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Bacon was 60 years of age when his "Novum Organum" was published.The Mystery of Francis Bacon|William T. Smedley
His fame, too, had been increased by the publication in 1620 of his most celebrated work, the Novum Organum.
This division is represented, though only imperfectly, by the Novum Organum, particularly book ii.
This supposition receives some support from the manner in which the fifth part is spoken of in the Novum Organum, i. 116.