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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inorganic  \In`or*gan"ic\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  organic:  cf  F. 
  inorganique.] 
  Not  organic;  without  the  organs  necessary  for  life;  devoid  of 
  an  organized  structure;  unorganized;  lifeness;  inanimate;  as 
  all  chemical  compounds  are  inorganic  substances. 
 
  Note:  The  term  inorganic  is  used  to  denote  any  one  the  large 
  series  of  substances  (as  minerals,  metals,  etc.),  which 
  are  not  directly  connected  with  vital  processes,  either 
  in  origin  or  nature,  and  which  are  broadly  and 
  relatively  contrasted  with  organic  subscances  See 
  {Organic}. 
 
  {Inorganic  Chemistry}.  See  under  {Chemistry}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inorganic 
  adj  1:  (chemistry)  relating  or  belonging  to  the  class  of  compounds 
  not  having  a  carbon  basis;  "hydrochloric  and  sulfuric 
  acids  are  called  inorganic  substances"  [ant:  {organic}] 
  2:  lacking  the  properties  characteristic  of  living  organisms 
  [ant:  {organic}] 




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