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nature

[ ney-cher ]
/ ˈneɪ tʃər /
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noun

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Origin of nature

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English natur(e), from Old French, from Latin nātūra “conditions of birth, quality, character, natural order, world,” equivalent to nāt(us) (past participle of nāscī “to be born”) + -ūra noun suffix; see -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM nature

na·ture·like, adjectivean·ti·na·ture, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nature

nature
/ (ˈneɪtʃə) /

noun

Word Origin for nature

C13: via Old French from Latin nātūra, from nātus, past participle of nascī to be born
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Scientific definitions for nature

nature
[ nāchər ]

The world and its naturally occurring phenomena, together with all of the physical laws that govern them.
Living organisms and their environments.
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Idioms and Phrases with nature

nature

see call of nature; good nature; second nature.

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