Organist to Origin

(Or"gan*ist), n. [Cf. F. organiste.]

1. (Mus.) One who plays on the organ.

2. (R. C. Ch.) One of the priests who organized or sung in parts. [Obs.]

(||Or`ga*nis"ta) n. [Sp., an organis.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several South American wrens, noted for the sweetness of their song.

(Or*gan"i*ty) n. Organism. [R.]

(Or`gan*i`za*bil"i*ty) n. Quality of being organizable; capability of being organized.

(Or"gan*i`za*ble) a. Capable of being organized; esp. (Biol.), capable of being formed into living tissue; as, organizable matter.

(Or`gan*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. organisation.]

1. The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a systematic way for use or action; as, the organization of an army, or of a deliberative body. "The first organization of the general government." Pickering.

2. The state of being organized; also, the relations included in such a state or condition.

What is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is, at once, end and means?

3. That which is organized; an organized existence; an organism; specif. (Biol.), an arrangement of parts for the performance of the functions necessary to life.

The cell may be regarded as the most simple, the most common, and the earliest form of organization.

(Or"gan*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Organized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Organizing ] [Cf. F. organiser, Gr. . See Organ.]

1. (Biol.) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; — in this sense used chiefly in the past participle.

These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized could never produce.

2. To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get into working order; — applied to products of the human intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a science, a government, an army, a war, etc.

This original and supreme will organizes the government.

3. (Mus.) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem. [R.] Busby.

(Or"gan*i`zer) n. One who organizes.

(Or"gan*ling) n. (Zoöl.) A large kind of sea fish; the orgeis.

(Or"ga*no-) [See Organ.] A combining form denoting relation to, or connection with, an organ or organs.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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