- designating or composed of matter that is not animal or vegetable; not having the organized structure of living things
- lacking design, relation, and coordination of parts
- designating or of any chemical compound not classified as organic: most inorganic compounds do not contain carbon and are derived from mineral sources
- designating or of the branch of chemistry dealing with these compounds
The definition of inorganic is something unrelated to organic matter or organic life, not animal or vegetable, or a chemical compound that does not contain carbon.
An example of something inorganic is plastic.
not organic; specif.,
- a. Involving neither organic life nor the products of organic life.b. Not composed of organic matter.
- Chemistry Of or relating to compounds not containing hydrocarbon groups or derivatives.
- Not arising in normal growth; artificial.
- Lacking system or structure.
- (chemistry) An inorganic compound
- Secondly, in the Algae, which build up their own food from inorganic materials, we have a differentiation.
- Plant life, utilizing solar light to combine the inorganic elements of water, soil and air into living substance, is the basis of all animal life.
- The cell sap contains various substances in solution such as sugars, inulin, alkaloids, glucosides, organic acids and various inorganic salts.
- Rain is by far the most important of the inorganic mobile distributions upon which land forms exercise their function of guidance and control.
- Just as Kant thus sharply marks off the regions of the inorganic and the organic, so he sets man in strong opposition to the lower animals.