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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1850, in the meaning defined above

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