or·​ga·​non ˈȯr-gə-ˌnän How to pronounce organon (audio)
: an instrument for acquiring knowledge
specifically : a body of principles of scientific or philosophical investigation

Word History


Greek, literally, tool — more at organ

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of organon was in 1610

Dictionary Entries Near organon

Cite this Entry

“Organon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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