from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of principles that are used in science or philosophy.
- n. The name given by Aristotle's followers to his six works on logic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An organ or instrument; hence, a method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted; -- a term adopted from the Aristotelian writers by Lord Bacon, as the title (“Novum Organon”) of part of his treatise on philosophical method.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organ; an instrument.
- n. An instrument of thought.
- n. Hence A code of rules or principles for scientific investigation.
- n. Also organum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
Greek, tool, organ of the body, instrument; see werg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ὄργανον (organon). (Wiktionary)