What is nature?

  • (noun): The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized.
    Example: "It is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Nature

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.

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Some articles on nature:

Riga District - Nature
... The north-eastern part of former Riga District is covered by the largest deciduous forests in Latvia ... The Gauja National Park is part of these forests and has more than 900 kinds of plants, 48 species of mammals and 149 species of birds ...
Heidekreis - Culture and Places of Interest - Nature Reserves
... There are es 26 nature reserves in the county of Soltau-Fallingbostel ... The largest one (Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve) has an area of 13,222 ha in the territory of the county of Soltau-Fallingbostel, the smallest (Söhlbruch) has an area of 8 ha ... See also Nature reserves in Lower Saxony ...
Nature - Beyond Earth
... Outer space is certainly spacious, but it is far from empty ... Outer space is sparsely filled with several dozen types of organic molecules discovered to date by microwave spectroscopy, blackbody radiation left over from the big bang and the origin of the universe, and cosmic rays, which include ionized atomic nuclei and various subatomic particles ...
Natural And Legal Rights - History - Ancient History
... The Stoics held that no one was a slave by nature slavery was an external condition juxtaposed to the internal freedom of the soul (sui juris) ... to the theory of the equality of human nature." Charles H ... is based, not upon's opinions, but upon Nature." ...
Edward Max Nicholson - Ornithology and Conservation
... sciences and 'biological service', The Nature Conservancy (1949–1973), and allowed for the legal protection of National Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (S ... Cyril Diver as Director General of The Nature Conservancy in 1952 and served until 1966, just after the Conservancy lost its independent status ... organising group that created the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (now the World Wide Fund for Nature) ...

More definitions of "nature":

  • (noun): A particular type of thing.
    Example: "Problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature"
  • (noun): The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions.
    Example: "It is his nature to help others"
  • (noun): A causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe.
    Example: "The laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women"
  • (noun): The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc..
    Example: "They tried to preserve nature as they found it"

Famous quotes containing the word nature:

    Psychologists have set about describing the true nature of women with a certainty and a sense of their own infallibility rarely found in the secular world.
    Naomi Weisstein, U.S. psychologist, feminist, and author. Psychology Constructs the Female (1969)

    The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    In countries where there is a mild climate, less effort is expended on the struggle with nature and man is kinder and more gentle.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)