balance of nature

noun

Definition of balance of nature

: a state of equilibrium in nature due to the constant interaction of the whole biotic and environmental complex, interference with this equilibrium (as by human intervention) being often extremely destructive — compare erosion

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First Known Use of balance of nature

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balance of nature was in 1850

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“Balance of nature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balance%20of%20nature. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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