Talk:nature

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Top Priority: Parts of Speech[edit]

Are there any 'English' adjectives or adverbs? And also, what is a person that studies nature? (A naturist?) This is not a trick question. Please help me find links to adjectives and adverbs. Thank you. —This comment was unsigned.

? and ? Like any English noun, "nature" can be used attributively modifying a noun or forming a compound noun, eg, "nature study", "nature walk". A naturalist. The adjective for nature is natural and the adverb is, naturally, naturally. DCDuring TALK 04:17, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Noun Revisions[edit]

  1. I moved the definition of the natural world to the first, because i think it is what is most commonly conjured up by the term "nature". Its description is basicaly just trying to find an eloquent precise way of saying, 'the whole of the world which is not man-made'. Contention over this definition exists, but it is most common in common useage, and appears first and clearly in other dictionaries eg. Oxford. I removed examples of food and herbs to avoid touching certain arguments at large over the value of natural origin.
  2. "The essential characteristics" was not a good explaination of the main other use of the term 'nature', as essential means necessary (prescriptive) or 'of essence' (vague). "Innate" is etymologicaly related to nature and i think the use and desciption is an improvement.
  3. The third definition is a common repetition of the main 'natural world' except avoiding mention human influence, which makes it vague and boundless. It could be looked at again. Lisnabreeny 19:02, 27 January 2011 (UTC)