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1 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
  • it was the grotesque nature of his stories that made them a challenge to get published in mainstream magazines
  • her nature was such that lying was never an option for her
  • the stoic nature of that family enables them to endure one calamity after another

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2 that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation
  • needed to get out of the office and back to nature in order to clear his head

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3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • group together anything round: buttons, lids, coins, and other things of that nature

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5 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is
  • some artists maintain that color, light, and shadow are the very nature of painting

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6 the whole body of things observed or assumed
  • the belief that all of nature is controlled by an unseen Supreme Being

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type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group. one of three basic body types kind may suggest natural grouping. a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind sort often suggests some disparagement. the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses. two problems of a similar nature description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined. not all acts of that description are actually illegal character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type. research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character

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The first known use of nature was in the 14th century

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“Nature.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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