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Noun: organ  or-gun
  1. A fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
     
  2. A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"
     
  3. (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    - electric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ
     
  4. A periodical that is published by a special interest group
    "the organ of the communist party"
     
  5. Wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
    - pipe organ
     
  6. A free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
    - harmonium, reed organ

Derived forms: organs

Type of: agency, authority, body part, breath, bureau, electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument, federal agency, free-reed instrument, government agency, keyboard instrument, office, periodical, wind, wind instrument

Encyclopedia: Organ, NM