Organism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrɡənɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word organism
Brit.  |ˈɔːɡ(ə)nɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word organism

noun

- a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently (syn: being)
- a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

the social organism

Examples

A human being is a complex organism.

The global economy is a complex organism.

A society is essentially an organism.

All living organisms have to adapt to changes in environmental conditions.

Genes operate together in determining the characteristics of an individual organism.

I am, nevertheless, a multicellular organism of reasonably complex structure ...

Every form of conscious life, from the lowest sensitive organism upward.

a cyborg is a cybernetic organism

Word forms

noun
singular: organism
plural: organisms
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