Or"ga*non (?), Or"ga*num (?), n. [NL. organon, L. organum. See Organ.]
An organ or instrument; hence, a method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted; -- a term adopted from the Aristotelian writers by Lord Bacon, as the title ("Novum Organon") of part of his treatise on philosophical method.
Sir. W. Hamilton.
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