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Definition of nature:

  1. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
  2. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
  3. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
  4. Natural affection or reverence.
  5. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
  6. The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.
  7. The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
  8. The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.
  9. The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
  10. To endow with natural qualities.

Synonyms:

surface, macrocosm, strength, naturally, complexion, substance, sort, quality, spirit, generation, regeneration, group, record, constitution, energy, view, essence, type, stripe, reality, breed, fusion, fission, temper, stamp, radiation, scenery, persuasion, quickening, genius, being, variety, matter, restoration, ilk, mold, manner, lot, water power, part, variety, as a matter of course, cast, environment, quintessence, species, texture, out-of-doors, species, type, order, humor, feather, physics, makeup, be, essentiality, landscape, sort, by birth.

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