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nature study

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noun
  1. the study of plants and animals, especially by amateurs.

Origin of nature study

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for nature study

Historical Examples

  • Can any one say that the city offers a poor chance for nature-study?

    Summer

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • He cannot be educated on nature-study alone, but he ought not to be educated without it.

    Summer

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • The proper objects of nature-study are the things that one oftenest meets.

  • Primarily, nature-study, as the writer conceives it, is not knowledge.

  • It is said that nature-study teaching is not thorough and therefore is undesirable.


British Dictionary definitions for nature study

nature study

noun
  1. the study of the natural world, esp animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level
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