nature

  • 41Nature — Primera portada de la revista Nature Nature es una de las más antiguas y famosas revistas científicas. Su primer número fue publicado el 4 de noviembre de 1869. A diferencia de otras no está especializada en ningún campo en concreto, publicando… …

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  • 42nature — An indefinitely mutable term, changing as our scientific conception of the world changes, and often best seen as signifying a contrast with something considered not part of nature. The term applies both to individual species (it is the nature of… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 43NATURE — DIALOGUE ENTRE LE PHILOSOPHE ET LA NATURE. LE PHILOSOPHE.     Qui es tu, nature ? je vis dans toi; il y a cinquante ans que je te cherche, et je n ai pu te trouver encore. LA NATURE.     Les anciens Égyptiens, qui vivaient, dit on, des douze… …

    Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 44nature —    The distinction between nature and convention goes back to Anaximander, is well noted by Aristotle, and is the source of much social and political theory. It was not, however, until the romanticization of nature in the early modern period that …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • 45nature — /ˈneɪtʃə / (say naychuh) noun 1. the particular combination of qualities belonging to a person or thing by birth or constitution; native or inherent character: the nature of atomic energy. 2. the instincts or inherent tendencies directing conduct …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 46Nature —    Both romanticism in general and national romanticism show a strong preoccupation with nature, which in the latter manifests itself as worship of the nature of one s homeland. The Swedish poet Erik Gustav Geijer exemplifies romanticism s… …

    Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

  • 47Nature —    One aspect of the common Western perception that indigenous peoples, especially hunter gatherers, are “close to nature” is that shamans and shamanism provide helpful leads in restoring human respect for the world. The fact that this close to… …

    Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • 48nature — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. character, type, sort, kind; essence, basis, essential; constitution, quality; disposition, structure; temperament, bent, class, form; heart; creation, universe. See feeling, intrinsic, tendency. II… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 49nature —   1. Kind. Ano.   Also: ōuli; hulu (rare).    ♦ Chiefly nature or character, na au ali i.    ♦ Dual natured, ano pāpālua. In the nature of, ā , ano like me.    ♦ Change of nature, loli ano.    ♦ Of similar nature, ano like, ho okahi nō ano.    ♦… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 50nature —    While the word nature has multiple meanings, perhaps its commonest use in philosophy is to identify the set of kind essential properties, a kind essence, that make something what it is. For instance, to be human is to exemplify a human nature… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 51nature*/*/*/ — [ˈneɪtʃə] noun 1) [U] the physical world and all the living things in it the beauty of nature[/ex] 2) [C/U] the character, qualities, or features of someone or something The pony has a very gentle nature.[/ex] It isn t in my nature to be… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 52nature — na|ture 〈[ ty:r] Adj.; undekl.; schweiz.〉 unvermischt, ohne Zusatz, rein ● Tee nature * * * na|ture [na ty:ɐ̯ ] <indekl. Adj.; meist nachgestellt [frz. nature] (Gastron.): ohne besondere Zutaten, Zusätze: ein Schnitzel n. (ohne Panade). * * *… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 53nature — noun 1》 the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, and the landscape, as opposed to humans or human creations.     ↘the physical force that is regarded as causing and regulating these phenomena. 2》 the basic or… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 54nature — noun 1) the beauty of nature Syn: the natural world, Mother Nature, Mother Earth, the environment; wildlife, flora and fauna, the countryside; the universe, the cosmos 2) such crimes are, by their very nature, difficult to hide Syn: essence …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 55nature — noun 1) the beauty of nature Syn: the natural world, the environment, the universe, the cosmos, wildlife, the countryside, the land, the landscape 2) the very nature of such crimes Syn: essence, inherent features …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 56nature — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin natura, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born more at nation Date: 14th century 1. a. the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing ; essence b.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 57nature — Synonyms and related words: Copernican universe, Einsteinian universe, Newtonian universe, Ptolemaic universe, air, all, all being, all creation, allness, anatomy, animus, aptitude, aroma, artlessness, atom, atomic particles, attribute,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 58nature — [13] Etymologically, someone’s nature is the qualities they were ‘born’ with. The word comes via Old French nature from Latin nātūra, a derivative of the verb nāscī ‘be born’ (source of English nation, native, etc). This originally meant simply… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 59nature — na•ture [[t]ˈneɪ tʃər[/t]] n. 1) the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization 2) the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers 3) natural scenery 4) the universe, with all its phenomena 5) the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 60nature — see nature abhors a vacuum you can drive out nature with a pitchfork, but she keeps on coming back self preservation is the first law of nature …

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