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English definition of “nature”

nature

noun (TYPE)    /ˈneɪ.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C1 [S or U] the type or main characteristic of something: What was the nature of his inquiry? Motor-racing is by nature a dangerous sport.Conditions and characteristics be in the nature of things to be usual and expected: There are problems in every relationship - it's in the nature of things.Habitual and customary
(Definition of nature noun (TYPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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