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  1. na·ture
    IPA[ˈnāCHər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations:

      the breathtaking beauty of nature
      Synonym : the natural world, the living world, Mother Nature, creation, the world, the environment, the earth, Mother Earth, the universe, the cosmos, natural forces, wildlife, flora and fauna, countryside, landscape, scenery
    • 2. the physical force regarded as causing and regulating these phenomena:

      it is impossible to change the laws of nature
    • 3. the basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it:

      helping them to realize the nature of their problems there are a lot of other documents of that nature
      Synonym : essence, inherent/basic/essential characteristics, inherent/basic/essential qualities, inherent/basic/essential attributes, inherent/basic/essential features, sum and substance, character, identity, complexion, kind, sort, type, variety, description, category, ilk, class, classification, species, genre, style, cast, order, kidney, mold, stamp, grain, stripe
    • 4. the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal:

      it's not in her nature to listen to advice I'm not violent by nature
    • 5. inborn or hereditary characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality.

    • 6. a person of a specified character:

      Emerson was so much more luminous a nature
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: nature, plural noun: natures

    • noun

      the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations:

      the physical force regarded as causing and regulating the phenomena of the world:

    • noun

      a kind and unselfish disposition:
    • noun

      a path through a forest or countryside designed to draw attention to natural features.
    • noun

      a tract of land managed so as to preserve its flora, fauna, and physical features.
    • noun

      a person who enjoys spending time in the countryside and observing wild animals and plants.
    • noun

      the practical study of plants, animals, and natural phenomena as a school subject.
    • noun

      a method of producing a print of a natural object (such as a leaf) or a textile (such as lace) by making an impression of it directly onto a soft metal printing plate under great pressure and then taking an inked impression on paper.
    • noun

      the quality of being bad-tempered or mean-spirited.
    • unnatural or immoral
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