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According to WordNet, the noun "nature" has 5 sense(s).
104726724 the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy".
105840431 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".
109503682 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".
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104623113 the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others".
109366762 the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it".
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