Definition of inorganic
1a (1) : being or composed of matter other than plant or animal : mineral (2) : forming or belonging to the inanimate worldb : of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classed as organic
2 : not arising from natural growth : artificial; also : lacking structure, character, or vitality dull inorganic things, without individuality or prestige — John Buchan
inorganicallyplay \ˌin-(ˌ)ȯr-ˈga-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of inorganic in a Sentence
producing energy from inorganic materials
Recent Examples of inorganic from the Web
Bryant says the city of Hollywood, planning new rules, is testing some changes that would allow a higher percentage of inorganic and maybe even artificial grass.
Join a naturalist for a geologyrelated lesson and a walk to explore the inorganic side of nature.
The lander would then analyze the samples’ organic and inorganic contents using a powerful microscope capable of distinguishing microbial cells as small as 0.2.
All but one of the sculptures in his show A recrudescence, opening April 22 at Paula Cooper Gallery, were made out of broken and torn molds from another exhibition of his, last year’s the quiescence of the inorganic world at Galerie Eva Presenhuber.
If the original trilogy was a galactic epic between inorganic and organic beings, the follow-up pushes the idea of exploration.
There are many protective ingredients in sunscreen, which fit broadly into two groups: organic and inorganic.
In the pre-DDT era, when inorganic chemicals were applied in quantities that would seem extraordinarily modest today, strains of insects emerged here and there that could survive spraying or dusting.
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First Known Use of inorganic
INORGANIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inorganic for English Language Learners
: made from or containing material that does not come from plants or animals
Medical Definition of inorganic
1a: being or composed of matter other than plant or animal an inorganic heartb: forming or belonging to the inanimate world
2: of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classified as organic
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