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  • the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person''s characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
  • the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"
  • a particular type of thing; "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he''s interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature"
  • the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
  • a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women"

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  • the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy" ,
  • a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women" ,
  • the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it" ,
  • the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others" ,
  • a particular type of thing; "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature"

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Nature Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The words nature and natural are used for all the things that are normally not made by humans. Things like weather, organisms, landforms, celestial bodies and much more are part of nature. Scientists study the way the parts of nature work. Things that have been made by people are said to be man-made or called artifacts.

There are natural sciences that study different parts of nature, for example the science of ecology is about plants and animals as a whole, while biology studies every type of living thing.

From one point of view, humans are a prime example of nature, and are the most widely studied natural inhabitants of the planet earth. Humans interact with each other in their natural environment on a constant basis. Every part of nature – everything from the air to the dirt on the ground – is interdependent. Medicine studies humans in health and sickness.



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'Nature' example sentence in quotations


* It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. (Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure) - Lyndon B. Johnson

* This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

* To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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