constitutional vs organic what difference

what is difference between constitutional and organic

English

Etymology

From constitution +‎ -al (suffix meaning ‘of or pertaining to’ forming adjectives). Constitution is derived from Middle English constitucioun, constitucion (edict, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, statute; body of laws or rules, or customs; body of fundamental principles; principle or rule (of science); creation) from Old French constitucion (modern French constitution), a learned borrowing from Latin cōnstitūtiō, cōnstitūtiōnem (character, constitution, disposition, nature; definition; point in dispute; order, regulation; arrangement, system), from cōnstituō (to establish, set up; to confirm; to decide, resolve) (from con- (prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects) + statuō (to set up, station; to establish; to determine, fix) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand (up)))) + -tiō (suffix forming nouns relating to actions or the results of actions), -tiōnem (accusative singular of -tiō).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑnstɪˈt(j)uʃ(ə)n(ə)l/, /-stə-/
  • Hyphenation: con‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al

Adjective

constitutional (comparative more constitutional, superlative most constitutional)

  1. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution or structure of one’s body or mind.
  2. For the benefit of one’s constitution or health.
  3. Relating to the constitution or composition of something; essential, fundamental.
  4. (law)
    1. Relating to a legal or political constitution (the basic law of a nation or institution; the formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institution).
    2. In compliance with or valid under a legal or political constitution.
      Antonyms: anticonstitutional, nonconstitutional, unconstitutional
    3. (also politics) Of a monarch: having a purely ceremonial role, or possessing powers limited by a constitution rather than plenary or unlimited powers.

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Noun

constitutional (plural constitutionals)

  1. A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.

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References

Further reading

  • constitution on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • constitution (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • organick (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English organic, organik, from Old French organique, from Latin organicus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈɡænɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɔɹˈɡænɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ænɪk

Adjective

organic (comparative more organic, superlative most organic)

  1. (biology) Pertaining to or derived from living organisms. [from 1778]
  2. (physiology, medicine) Pertaining to an organ of the body of a living organism.
  3. (chemistry) Relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products.
  4. (agriculture) Of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agrichemicals, and possibly certified by a regulatory body. [from 1942]
  5. (sociology) Describing a form of social solidarity theorized by Emile Durkheim that is characterized by voluntary engagements in complex interdependencies for mutual benefit (such as business agreements), rather than mechanical solidarity, which depends on ascribed relations between people (as in a family or tribe).
  6. (military) Of a military unit or formation, or its elements, belonging to a permanent organization (in contrast to being temporarily attached).
    • 1998: Eyal Ben-Ari, Mastering Soldiers: Conflict, Emotions, and the Enemy in an Israeli Military Unit. Beghahn Books, p 29.
      Socially, the term “organic” unit implies a military force characterized by relatively high cohesion, overlapping primary groups and a certain sense of shared past.
    • 1945: U.S. War Department, Handbook on German Military Forces. LSU Press (1990). p 161.
      Most types of German field divisions include an organic reconnaissance battalion, and the remainder have strong reconnaissance companies.
  7. Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
  8. (Internet, of search results) Generated according to the ranking algorithms of a search engine, as opposed to paid placement by advertisers.
    • 2008, Michael Masterson, MaryEllen Tribby, Changing the Channel: 12 Easy Ways to Make Millions for Your Business
      According to a recent survey by Jupiter Research, 80 percent of Web users get information from organic search results.
  9. Developing in a gradual or natural fashion.
  10. Harmonious; coherent; structured.

Coordinate terms

  • (chemistry): inorganic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • organicity

Translations

Noun

organic (plural organics)

  1. (chemistry) An organic compound.
  2. An organic food.
  3. (science fiction) A living organism, as opposed to a robot or hologram.

Translations

See also

  • inorganic

References

  • organic at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • organic in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • “organic” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 227.
  • organic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Goričan, agrocin

Interlingua

Adjective

organic (not comparable)

  1. organic (pertaining to organs)

Related terms

  • organo

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • organice, organik, organys, organise

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French organique, borrowed itself from Latin organicus. Equivalent to organe +‎ -ik.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔrˈɡaniːk/, /ɔrˈɡaniːs/

Adjective

organic

  1. Resembling or functioning like an organ; composed of distinct divisions.
  2. (rare) Positioned around the neck or nape (used of veins)

Descendants

  • English: organic

References

  • “organik, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-10-03.

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