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Dictionary definition for: Organ

1. (n) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

2. (n) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"

3. (n) (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

4. (n) a periodical that is published by a special interest group; "the organ of the communist party"

5. (n) 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

6. (n) a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

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