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organic

1. of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals
2. of or relating to animal or plant constituents or products having a carbon basis
3. of or relating to one or more organs of an animal or plant
4. of, relating to, or belonging to the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon
5. of or relating to the essential constitutional laws regulating the government of a state
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Organic

Forms that have a structure that perfectly fulfills their own functional requirements; intellectually integrated by a systematic connection and coordination of the parts to the whole.
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organic

[ȯr′gan·ik]
(organic chemistry)
Of chemical compounds, based on carbon chains or rings and also containing hydrogen with or without oxygen, nitrogen, or other elements.
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organic

Said of a material or compound derived from vegetable or animal life.
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OLED

(Organic LED) A display technology that offers rich colors, high contrast, deep blacks, wide viewing angle, low power and fast response time for action scenes. Instead of silicon or gallium, which LEDs are made of, OLEDs use "organic" carbon emitting layers. OLED screens are found in TVs, smartphones, tablets, watches and VR/AR headsets. Increasingly, laptop displays and monitors are OLED, but screen burn-in is a problem when the same toolbars and logos remain on screen for weeks on end. For more OLED technology details, see OLED layers. See LED and PHOLED.

Transparent OLEDs (TOLEDs) function in heads-up displays and even as window shades. Flexible OLEDs (FOLEDs) can be folded, and OLEDs are also used for general-purpose ceiling and light fixtures. OLED's thinness, transparency and flexibility make it a versatile display technology for the 21st century. See TOLED, FOLED, WOLED and OLED lighting.


From 11 to 77 Inches
In 2007, Sony's 11" XEL-1 OLED TV (top) was the first commercial OLED TV. To emphasize its thinness, the tuner was separated from the screen. The intense colors captivated audiences but not its USD $2499 price tag. Seven years later, LG unveiled a 77" 4K OLED (bottom). By 2020, a 65" OLED cost less than the 11" OLED. (Top image courtesy of Sony Corporation.)


From 11 to 77 Inches
In 2007, Sony's 11" XEL-1 OLED TV (top) was the first commercial OLED TV. To emphasize its thinness, the tuner was separated from the screen. The intense colors captivated audiences but not its USD $2499 price tag. Seven years later, LG unveiled a 77" 4K OLED (bottom). By 2020, a 65" OLED cost less than the 11" OLED. (Top image courtesy of Sony Corporation.)

organic development

Internal growth based on adjusting and adapting to the situations at hand. For example, new information systems might evolve incrementally based on user feedback rather than starting anew with a system from a third party. See organic search.

organic search results

The ranking of a website on a search engine results list that is due entirely to the search engine's algorithms evaluating the site rather than from a paid ad. The websites of companies that pay for ads are ranked either on the first page or very high in the results list. However, without paid ads, websites are ranked based on their popularity and the content of their pages, the latter often manipulated by optimization specialists who try to trick the search engine (see page ranking and search engine optimization). Also called a "natural search." See vertical search engine and search engine.

organic semiconductor

A semiconductor made from a carbon-based material. For example, light-emitting polymers (LEPs) are organic semiconductors. Contrast with inorganic semiconductor. See LEP.
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Last year, organic food and beverages cost an average of 24 cents more per unit than conventional food, or about 7.5 percent more, according to Nielsen.
Currently, more than 20 percent of Stemilt's entire fruit production is organic, with many acres in a three-year transition phase to organics.
The unclear position on organic labelling is incongruous with the otherwise strict food labelling requirements enforced in Australia in order to ensure consumers are adequately protected, informed and confident when purchasing and consuming food.
California is the top conventional dairy state, and also became the top organic dairy state in 2008 with the largest number of certified organic milk cows.
Beach Organics Skin Care is a woman-owned Brevard county, Fla., company that manufactures a full range of organic and all-natural bath and body products, including organic soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body powder, lotions and creams.
The announcement came with news that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted 12 to one for the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to enforce the law for organic personal care as is done with organic food.
THEY enjoyed a honeymoon period when conscientious buyers concerned with air miles and local produce flocked to farmers' markets and the organic shelves at the supermarket.
"Despite the recent economic downturn and its affect on organic sales, we feel the long-term prospects for sales of organic products remain strong," says Simcha Weinstein, marketing director for Ashville, N.C.-based Albert's Organics.
But according to data from the UK's Soil Association, which promotes Britain's organic drink and food industry, British organic sales fell 12.9% in 2009, mainly because of the high price of organic food and drink and a poor economic environment.
"Organic products are increasingly available and perform just as well as their non-organic versions," says Clio Turton, of The Soil Association.