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English definition of “nature”

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 trail The 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 natureCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
(Definition of nature noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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