organum

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From Latin organum, from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon, organ, instrument, tool).

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organum (plural organa)

  1. (music) a type of medieval polyphony which builds upon an existing plainsong
  2. (archaic) A method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted.
    • 1794, George Adams, Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy
      He has given us an organum of a different origin and construction from that of Arislotle []
    • 1823, Thomas Wirgman, An Entirely New, Complete and Permanent Science of Philosophy
      Another important circumstance respecting our transcendental esthetics is, that it does not insinuate itself merely as a plausible hypothesis, but is as certain and indubitable as we can require any theory to be in order to serve as an organum.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon, organ, instrument, tool).

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Noun[edit]

organum n (genitive organī); second declension

  1. an implement, instrument, tool
  2. any musical instrument

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative organum organa
genitive organī organōrum
dative organō organīs
accusative organum organa
ablative organō organīs
vocative organum organa

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