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Definition 1: the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where nature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is his nature to help others

(nature is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of nature ) the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect

(... is a kind of nature ) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

(... is a kind of nature ) (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament

(... is a kind of nature ) the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups

"mammals as a class are not strong on sociality"

(... is part of nature) the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

"their different reactions reflected their very different personalities" "it is his nature to help others"

(... are attributes of nature) having an easygoing and cheerful disposition

"too good-natured to resent a little criticism" "the good-natured policeman on our block" "the sounds of good-natured play"

(... are attributes of nature) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Definition 2: the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where nature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is the nature of fire to burn
  • the true nature of jealousy

(nature is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(nature is a part of ...) a distinguishing quality

Definition 3: a particular type of thing - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where nature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • problems of this type are very difficult to solve
  • he's interested in trains and things of that nature
  • matters of a personal nature

(nature is a kind of ...) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

Definition 4: the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc. - [noun denoting object]

Samples where nature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they tried to preserve nature as they found it

(nature is a kind of ...) everything that exists anywhere

"they study the evolution of the universe" "the biggest tree in existence"

Definition 5: a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe - [noun denoting person]

Samples where nature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the laws of nature
  • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

(nature is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

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