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  • adj. Of, or relating to organisms.
  • adj. Of, or relating to organicism.

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  • adj. of or relating to or belonging to an organism (considered as a whole)


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  • The organismic principle of integration is an all-embracing principle, taking in all the value-concepts in the complex and relating every concept to every other concept in an identical manner.

    Understanding Midrash

  • But we argue that if self-organization proves to be a common mechanism for the generation of adaptive order from the molecular to the organismic level, then this will greatly undermine the Darwinian claim that natural selection is the major creative agency in evolution.

    2008 September - Telic Thoughts

  • Scientist Frederic Clements (1916; 1928) developed the ‘organismic concept’ which recognized that communities were definable, with species grouped repeatedly and regularly in similar environmental conditions.

    Natural Community

  • Transposable elements: Possible catalysts of organismic evolution.

    Parasite Rex

  • And who knows whether our organismic suppleness, our deep evolvability, isn't related to our mental thirst for the new, and our hope that behind the door lies the best surprise yet?

    Built in Capacity for Change is Called What?

  • The organismic, “what you can do for your country” implies that the government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » On Patriotism

  • Even in messy cases biologists are fairly successful in separating out environmental causes from genetic, or organismic, causes of differential reproduction.

    Miss Winter Solstice

  • Or, more fully, they are differences in various organismic capacities to survive and reproduce in their environment.

    Miss Winter Solstice

  • Surely evolution has "designed" our systems to be somatically biased towards certain thinking and actions that favor organismic preferences.

    Damasio on Bias

  • Influenced by Burns and Stalker (1961), Sedring (1969) suggested that political leaders in the adaptive, organismic model of organization are characterized by inter dependence, evolutionary change, and domination by factors that involve the whole organization of which their unit is a part.1 In the rule-based mechanistic model of organization, leaders are classified by a lack of integration, by conflict in relationships, and by dominance by factors in their own units.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership


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