Definition of nature
- documents of a confidential nature
- acts of a ceremonial nature
- escape from civilization and get back to nature
- nature … modified by nurture
- —E. G. Conklin
- enjoyed the beauties of nature
He devoted himself to the study of nature.
That is a color not found in nature.
Hunger is nature's way of telling you to eat.
Gravity is one of the basic laws of nature.
She's very competitive by nature.
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: the physical world and everything in it (such as plants, animals, mountains, oceans, stars, etc.) that is not made by people
: the natural forces that control what happens in the world
: the way that a person or animal behaves : the character or personality of a person or animal
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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