Inorganic meaning

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Not involving organisms or the products of their life processes.
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Not arising in normal growth; artificial.
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(chemistry) Relating to a compound that does not contain carbon.
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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.

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(chemistry) An inorganic compound.
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Relating to chemical compounds that occur mainly outside of living or once living organisms, such as those in rocks, minerals, and ceramics. Most inorganic compounds lack carbon, such as salt (NaCl) and ammonia (NH3 ); a few, such as carbon dioxide (CO2 ), do contain it, but never attached to hydrogen atoms as in hydrocarbons. Inorganic molecules tend to have a relatively small number of atoms as compared with organic molecules.
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(by extension) That does not originate in a living organism.
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(chemistry) Of or relating to compounds not containing hydrocarbon groups or derivatives.
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Lacking system or structure.
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Not organic.
  • 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.
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