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Structure vs. Nature

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Structurenoun

A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.

‘The birds had built an amazing structure out of sticks and various discarded items.’;

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).’;

Structurenoun

The underlying shape of a solid.

‘He studied the structure of her face.’;

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.

Structurenoun

The overall form or organization of something.

‘The structure of a sentence.’; ‘The structure of the society was still a mystery.’;

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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Structurenoun

A set of rules defining behaviour.

‘For some, the structure of school life was oppressive.’;

Naturenoun

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

Structurenoun

(computing)  Several pieces of data treated as a unit.

‘This structure contains both date and timezone information.’;

Naturenoun

Kind, sort; character; quality.

Structurenoun

  Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish

‘There's lots of structure to be fished along the west shore of the lake; the impoundment submerged a town there when it was built.’;

Naturenoun

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

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Structurenoun

A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook.

‘The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.’;

Naturenoun

(obsolete) Natural affection or reverence.

Structurenoun

(logic)  A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations.

Natureverb

(obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.

Structureverb

(transitive) To give structure to; to arrange.

‘I'm trying to structure my time better so I'm not always late.’; ‘I've structured the deal to limit the amount of money we can lose.’;

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.’;

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Structurenoun

The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.

‘His son builds on, and never is contentTill the last farthing is in structure spent.’;

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.’;

Structurenoun

Manner of building; form; make; construction.

‘Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.’;

Naturenoun

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

Structurenoun

Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.

‘It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.’;

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.’;

Structurenoun

Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.

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.’;

Structurenoun

That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.

‘There stands a structure of majestic frame.’;

Naturenoun

Kind, sort; character; quality.

‘A dispute of this nature caused mischief.’;

Structurenoun

a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity;

‘the structure consisted of a series of arches’; ‘she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons’;

Naturenoun

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

‘Oppressed nature sleeps.’;

Structurenoun

the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts;

‘artists must study the structure of the human body’; ‘the structure of the benzene molecule’;

Naturenoun

Natural affection or reverence.

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

Structurenoun

the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations;

‘his lectures have no structure’;

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.’;

Structurenoun

a particular complex anatomical structure;

‘he has good bone structure’;

Natureverb

To endow with natural qualities.

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

Structurenoun

the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships;

‘the social organization of England and America is very different’; ‘sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family’;

Naturenoun

the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized;

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

Structureverb

give a structure to;

‘I need to structure my days’;

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’;

Structurenoun

the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex

‘the two sentences have equivalent structures’; ‘the company's weakness is the inflexibility of its management structure’;

Naturenoun

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

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

Structurenoun

the quality of being organized

‘we shall use three headings to give some structure to the discussion’;

Naturenoun

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

‘it is his nature to help others’;

Structurenoun

a building or other object constructed from several parts

‘the station is a magnificent structure and should not be demolished’;

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’;

Structureverb

construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to

‘services must be structured so as to avoid pitfalls’;

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’;

Structure

A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized. Material structures include man-made objects such as buildings and machines and natural objects such as biological organisms, minerals and chemicals.

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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