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Descriptor in English: Nature
Descriptor in Spanish: Naturaleza
Descriptor in Portuguese: Natureza
Descriptor in French: Nature
Tree number(s): K01.637
Scope note: The system of all phenomena in space and time; the totality of physical reality. It is both a scientific and philosophic concept appearing in all historic eras. (Webster 2d; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Annotation: restrict to Nature as an abstract or philosophical concept, as "von Humboldt's Views of Nature" or "the laws of nature"; not for "the nature of science" or "the nature of psychoanalytic theory"
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 33176
Descriptor UI: D019368
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Nature - Preferred
Concept UI M0028823
Scope note The system of all phenomena in space and time; the totality of physical reality. It is both a scientific and philosophic concept appearing in all historic eras. (Webster 2d; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Preferred term Nature



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