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Definition 1: wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for organ in the sense of this definition

(organ is a kind of ...) a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

(organ is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath

(organ is a part of ...) device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

(organ is a part of ...) the flues and stops on a pipe organ

(organ is a part of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(organ is a part of ...) a bank of keys on a musical instrument

(organ is a part of ...) (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

"the organist pulled out all the stops"

Definition 2: (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for organ in the sense of this definition

(organ is a kind of ...) a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically

(organ belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: a free-reeded instrument with a piano keyboard in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for organ in the sense of this definition

(organ is a kind of ...) a device that requires skill for proper use

Definition 4: a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function - [noun denoting body]

(organ is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of organ ) egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

(... is a kind of organ ) a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

(... is a kind of organ ) any of the organs involved in speech production

(... is a kind of organ ) biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina

(... is a kind of organ ) any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

(... is a kind of organ ) a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ

"the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"

(... is a kind of organ ) a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers

(... is a kind of organ ) any organ involved in sexual reproduction

(... is a kind of organ ) (radiology) organ intended to receive the therapeutic dose of a radioactive substance

(... is a kind of organ ) (endocrinology) organ most affected by a particular hormone

(... is a kind of organ ) a main organ that is situated inside the body

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body

(... is a kind of organ ) a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled

(... is a kind of organ ) a locomotor organ consisting of a row of strong cilia whose bases are fused

(... is a kind of organ ) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

(... is a kind of organ ) any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction

(... is a kind of organ ) a sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland

(... is a kind of organ ) a bodily organ that contracts

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development

(... is a kind of organ ) a bodily organ that is essential for life

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses

(... is a kind of organ ) an organ containing erectile tissue

(organ is a part of ...) (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part

"ear lobe"

Definition 5: a periodical that is published by a special interest group - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where organ or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the organ of the communist party

(organ is a kind of ...) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

(... is a kind of organ ) a periodical published by a business firm for its employees and customers

Definition 6: a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function - [noun denoting group]

Samples where organ or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

(organ is a kind of ...) an administrative unit of government

"the Central Intelligence Agency" "the Census Bureau" "Office of Management and Budget" "Tennessee Valley Authority"

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