(archaic) A method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted.
Origin of organum
Medieval Latin from Late Latin church organfrom Latin instrumentorgan
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinorganum, from Ancient Greek á½„ÏÎ³Î±Î½Î¿Î½ (organon, “organ, instrument, tool").
Organum Sentence Examples
In the Novum Organum, after giving a long list of the sources of heat, he says: "From these examples, taken collectively as well as singly, the nature whose limit is heat appears to be motion..
It has been called by Whewell at once the Encyclopaedia and the Organum of the 13th century.
Boyle's great merit as a scientific investigator is that he carried out the principles which Bacon preached in the Novum Organum.
Yet he would not avow himself a follower of Bacon or indeed of any other teacher: on several occasions he mentions that in order to keep his judgment as unprepossessed as' might be with any of the modern theories of philosophy, till he was "provided of experiments" to help him judge of them, he refrained from any study of the Atomical and the Cartesian systems, and even of the Novum Organum itself, though he admits to "transiently consulting" them about a few particulars.
His great work is his Commentarii in Organum Logicum Aristotelis (Bordeaux, 1618); the copy in the British Museum contains a number of highlyeulogistic poems in honour of Balfour, who is described as Graium aemulus acer.