definition 1: the essential character or quality of a person or thing.
example: Need for control is an aspect of human nature.
example: It’s not in her nature to forgive easily.
example: I was not aware of the illicit nature of their dealings.
definition 2: the physical world and living things as they exist apart from the activity or intervention of human beings.
example: Animals, plants, and mountains are part of nature.
example: We need to preserve the wonders of nature.
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Collocations: Words frequently used in combination with the noun “nature” (definition 1)
ADJECTIVE + nature: human ~ , true ~ , very ~ (e.g., By their very nature, humans are egocentric), complex ~ (e.g., the complex nature of higher mathematics), serious ~ , technical ~ , competitive ~ (e.g., It was not in his competitive nature to give up without a fight), fundamental ~ , sexual ~ , changing ~ , divine ~ , violent ~ (e.g., the violent nature of the films the children are exposed to), aggressive ~ (e.g., the aggressive nature of the boys’ interaction with each other), dual ~ , multidimensional ~ , interdisciplinary ~