the sciences, as botany, mineralogy, or zoology, dealing with the study of all objects in nature: used especially in reference to the beginnings of these sciences in former times.
the study of these sciences.
Origin of natural history
First recorded in 1560–70Related formsnatural historian, noun
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Derived Formsnatural historian, noun
the study of animals and plants in the wild state
the study of all natural phenomena
the sum of these phenomena in a given place or at a given timethe natural history of Iran
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natural history in Medicine
The study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and interrelationships.
A collection of facts about the development of a natural process or object.
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natural history in Science
The study and description of living things and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and relationships to one another. Natural history includes the sciences of zoology, mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.
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