nature NOUN 1) the physical world, including plants, animals, the landscape, and natural phenomena, as opposed to humans or human creations. 2) the inherent qualities or characteristics of a person or thing. 3) a kind, sort, or class: topics of a religious nature. 4) hereditary characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality. Often contrasted with NURTURE(Cf. ↑nurture).
in the nature of things — Cf. ↑in the nature of things
DERIVATIVES natured adjective.
ORIGIN Latin natura 'birth, nature, quality' , from nasci 'be born' .

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