Definition of nonorganic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänôrˈɡanik/


1Not organic, in particular.
Example sentences
  • In this respect, it is similar to biotechnology, except that nanotechnology needs to literally create something like the non-organic version of DNA to drive the building of its tiny machines.
  • But to my way of thinking, there's no reason to exclude the possibility of non-organic sentient beings in the final diffuse universe.
  • Indeed, it seems it must be possible, at least in principle, for non-organic machines to have such mental states too.
1.1Not relating to or derived from living matter: nonorganic archaeological finds
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  • Kubrick and Shahni's visual surfaces are highly decorative; they integrate the human with the non-organic surfaces of everyday objects and spaces and in Shahani's case, with nature as well.
  • Although in practice this may be true, consumption of non-organic materials is probably a by-product of their foraging.
  • Some aspects of lawn care require the usage of both organic and non-organic products.
1.2(Especially of food or farming methods) not involving or relating to production by organic methods: nonorganic hens' eggs nonorganic pesticides
More example sentences
  • Lindane is found in most non-organic chocolate.
  • Look out for the authorised non-organic ingredients listed on the label.
  • In fact sales of organic baby food have risen by nearly six per cent, compared with a slight decline in non-organic baby food.

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Syllabification: non·or·gan·ic

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