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nature

noun
 
 
/ˈneɪtʃər/
PLANTS AND ANIMALS [U] A2 all the plants, creatures, substances, and forces that exist in the universe, which are not made by people: the laws of nature I like to get out and enjoy nature. a nature trailThe Earth and outer space - general words
CHARACTER [no plural] B2 someone's character: I didn't think it was in his nature to behave like that.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
TYPE [no plural] formal type: What exactly is the nature of your business? I don't like hunting and things of that nature. →  See also human nature , second nature Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
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