organon

noun
or·ga·non | \ˈȯr-gə-ˌnän \

Definition of organon 

: an instrument for acquiring knowledge specifically : a body of principles of scientific or philosophical investigation

First Known Use of organon

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for organon

Greek, literally, tool — more at organ

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