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organon

[awr-guh-non] /ˈɔr gəˌnɒn/
noun, plural organa
[awr-guh-nuh] /ˈɔr gə nə/ (Show IPA),
organons.
1.
an instrument of thought or knowledge.
2.
Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Greek órganon; see organ
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British Dictionary definitions for organon

organon

/ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn/
noun (Epistemology) (pl) organa (ˈɔːɡənə), -nons, -na, -nums
1.
a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
2.
(archaic) a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge
Word Origin
C16: from Greek: implement; see organ
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organon in Medicine

organon or·ga·non (ôr'gə-nŏn') or or·ga·num (-nəm)
n. pl. or·ga·nons or or·ga·nums or or·ga·na (-nə)

  1. An organ.

  2. A set of principles for use in scientific investigation.

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