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/ˈnāCHər/,
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natures, plural;
  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
  2. The physical force regarded as causing and regulating these phenomena
    • - it is impossible to change the laws of nature
  3. The countryside, esp. when picturesque

  4. A living thing's vital functions or needs

  5. The basic or inherent features of something, esp. 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
  6. 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
  7. Inborn or hereditary characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality

  8. A person of a specified character
    • - Emerson was so much more luminous a nature

  1. the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"
  2. 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"
  3. the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
  4. the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
  5. 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"
  6. Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
  7. Savagnin or Savagnin Blanc is a variety of white wine grape with green-skinned berries. It is mostly grown in the Jura region of France, where it makes the famous vin jaune and vin de paille. The winemaking used in Jura of gives the Savagnin wines a definite flavour of nuts.
  8. Nature is an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. ...
  9. Nature is innate behavior (behavior not learned or influenced by the environment), character or essence, especially of a human. This is a way of using the word nature which goes back to its earliest forms in Greek. See Nature (Philosophy).
  10. Nature is one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals, first published on 4 November 1869. It is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal. ...
  11. Nature is a word used in two major sets of ways in English and other European languages. These meanings are inter-connected in a complex way, for reasons related to the history of science, epistemology and metaphysics, particularly in Western Civilization.
  12. The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature; The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. ...
  13. The sum of natural forces reified and considered as a sentient being, will, or principle
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  15. to the nature reserve, play to the playground, art to the art museum, inventive science to the television special - safe containment of kinetic and potential life to the membranes keeping it from unifying with the totality by the membrane of the propertied and the commodified.
  16. China forges ahead with nuclear energy 3 hrs ago
  17. Robert Vallier (trans.), Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2003.
  18. calcareous (carbonate), gypseous (gypsum), manganiferous (manganese) and ferromanganiferous (iron-manganese).
  19. "From our point of view mind has for its presupposition Nature, of which it is the truth, and for that reason its absolute prius."   Philosophy of Mind, § 381.
  20. Prakriti, the outer or executive side of the Conscious Force which forms and moves the worlds. The higher, divine Nature (Para Prakriti) is free from Ignorance and its consequences; the lower nature (Prakriti) is a mechanism of active Force put forth for the working of the evolutionary Ignorance ...
  21. Nature is the generic term to cover the expenditure hierarchy of the plan of accounts. Unlike activity code, nature allows you to differentiate between assets and consumables.
  22. 1) The Unseen Intelligence which loved us into being, and is disposing of us by the same token. 2) That which everyone but a theologian understands, but which no one can define. 3) The Louvre of the Esthetic Eye; the abattoir of the Religious eye; the charivari of the Ironic Eye. ...
  23. Sometimes sportive, playful or ludic in the making of a novel form. e.g lusus naturae.Nature and nationality, see John Bulwer's "Enditement framed against most of the Nations under the Sun whereby they are arraigned at the Tribunal of Nature, as guilty of High-treason, in Abasing, Counterfeiting ...
  24. The sum of the qualities shared by individuals of the same type. (The qualities which distinguish individuals of a type from one another make up the "person.") The Holy Trinity is one divine Nature in three Persons. Humanity is one human nature in many persons. ...
  25. A nearly extinct phenomena of which archaeologists have located certain vestiges.