from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of organisms, such as an insect colony, that functions as a social unit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A social colony of individuals who, through division of labour, effective communication and self-organization, form a highly connected community that functions as if it were a single organism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In sociology, a social organism. See the extract.
super- + organism (Wiktionary)