* * *in·or·gan·ic .in-.ȯr-'gan-ik adj1 a) being or composed of matter other than plant or animal <an \inorganic heart>b) forming or belonging to the inanimate world2) of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usu. classified as organicin·or·gan·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *in·or·gan·ic (in″or-ganґik) [in-2 + organic] 1. having no organs. 2. not of organic origin. 3. pertaining to substances not of organic origin. 4. in chemistry, denoting substances not derived from hydrocarbons.
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Inorganic — In or*gan ic, a. [Pref. in not + organic: cf. F. inorganique.] 1. Not organic; without the organs necessary for life; devoid of an organized structure; unorganized; lifeness; inanimate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to compounds that … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
inorganic — inorgánic adj. m. (sil. mf. in ) organic Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic INORGÁNIC, Ă adj. (Rar) Anorganic. [cf. fr. inorganique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN INORGÁNIC, Ă … Dicționar Român
inorganic — [in΄ôr gan′ik] adj. not organic; specif., a) designating or composed of matter that is not animal or vegetable; not having the organized structure of living things b) not like an organism in structure; without design, relation, and coordination… … English World dictionary
inorganic — 1794, without organized organic structure, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ORGANIC (Cf. organic). Sense of not arriving by natural growth recorded from 1862 … Etymology dictionary
inorganic — [adj] not organic dead, extinct, inanimate, lifeless, manmade, mineral, not living, not natural; concept 549 Ant. organic … New thesaurus
inorganic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not arising from natural growth. 2) Chemistry relating to or denoting compounds which are not organic (broadly, compounds not containing carbon). DERIVATIVES inorganically adverb … English terms dictionary
inorganic — [[t]ɪ̱nɔː(r)gæ̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Inorganic substances are substances such as stone and metal that do not come from living things. ...roofing made from organic and inorganic fibres. Ant: organic … English dictionary
inorganic — adj. 1 Chem. (of a compound) not organic, usu. of mineral origin (opp. ORGANIC). 2 without organized physical structure. 3 not arising by natural growth; extraneous. 4 Philol. not explainable by normal etymology. Phrases and idioms: inorganic… … Useful english dictionary
inorganic — adjective Date: 1794 1. a. (1) being or composed of matter other than plant or animal ; mineral (2) forming or belonging to the inanimate world b. of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually… … New Collegiate Dictionary
inorganic — 1. adjective a) relating to a compound that does not contain carbon b) that does not originate in a living organism 2. noun An inorganic compound … Wiktionary