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Entity vs. Nature

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Entitynoun

That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.

Naturenoun

(uncountable) The natural world; that which consists of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production, and design. E.G. the ecosystem, the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature.

‘Nature never lies (i.e. tells untruths).’;

Entitynoun

The existence of something considered apart from its properties.

Naturenoun

The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.

Entitynoun

(databases) Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organised array or set of individual elements or parts.

Naturenoun

The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.

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Entitynoun

The state or quality of being or existence.

‘The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.’;

Naturenoun

Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

Entitynoun

A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence.

‘Self-subsisting entities, such as our own personality.’; ‘Fortune is no real entity, . . . but a mere relative signification.’;

Naturenoun

Kind, sort; character; quality.

Entitynoun

that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

Naturenoun

(obsolete) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

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Entitynoun

a thing with distinct and independent existence

‘Church and empire were fused in a single entity’;

Naturenoun

(obsolete) Natural affection or reverence.

Entitynoun

existence; being

‘entity and nonentity’;

Natureverb

(obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.

Naturenoun

The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation. Contrasted with the world of mankind, with its mental and social phenomena.

‘But looks through nature up to nature's God.’; ‘When, in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bonds which have connected them with another, ans to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal Station which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to the Separation.’; ‘Nature has caprices which art can not imitate.’;

Naturenoun

The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; - often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence; as, produced by nature; the forces of nature.

‘I oft admireHow Nature, wise and frugal, could commitSuch disproportions.’;

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Naturenoun

The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.

Naturenoun

Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

‘One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.’;

Naturenoun

The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.

‘Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem,Their nature also to thy nature join,And be thyself man among men on earth.’;

Naturenoun

Kind, sort; character; quality.

‘A dispute of this nature caused mischief.’;

Naturenoun

Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

‘Oppressed nature sleeps.’;

Naturenoun

Natural affection or reverence.

‘Have we not seenThe murdering son ascend his parent's bed,Through violated nature force his way?’;

Naturenoun

Constitution or quality of mind or character.

‘A born devil, on whose natureNurture can never stick.’; ‘That reverence which is due to a superior nature.’;

Natureverb

To endow with natural qualities.

‘He [God] which natureth every kind.’;

Naturenoun

the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized;

‘it is the nature of fire to burn’; ‘the true nature of jealousy’;

Naturenoun

a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe;

‘the laws of nature’; ‘nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women’;

Naturenoun

the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.;

‘they tried to preserve nature as they found it’;

Naturenoun

the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions;

‘it is his nature to help others’;

Naturenoun

a particular type of thing;

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

Naturenoun

the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations

‘the breathtaking beauty of nature’;

Naturenoun

the physical force regarded as causing and regulating the phenomena of the world

‘it is impossible to change the laws of nature’;

Naturenoun

the basic or inherent features, character, or qualities of something

‘helping them to realize the nature of their problems’; ‘there are a lot of other documents of that nature’;

Naturenoun

the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal

‘it's not in her nature to listen to advice’; ‘I'm not violent by nature’;

Naturenoun

inborn or hereditary characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality.

Naturenoun

a person of a specified character

‘Emerson was so much more luminous a nature’;

Nature

Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe. can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general.

‘Nature’;

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