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natural history

n.
1. The study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and interrelationships.
2.
a. A collection of facts about the development of a natural process or entity: the natural history of tuberculosis.
b. A work or treatise containing such facts.

natural history

n
1. (Biology) the study of animals and plants in the wild state
2. (Biology) the study of all natural phenomena
3. (Biology) the sum of these phenomena in a given place or at a given time: the natural history of Iran.
natural historian n

nat′ural his′tory


n.
the study of organisms and natural objects, esp. with reference to their history and native environment.
[1560–70]

natural history

The study and description of living things and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and relationships to one another. Natural history includes the sciences of zoology, mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural history - the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journalsnatural history - the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
Translations
التّاريخ الطَّبيعي
přírodopis
naturhistorie
természetrajz
náttúrufræîi
prírodopis
doğabilimtabiat bilgisi

natural history

nstoria naturale

natural

(ˈnӕtʃərəl) adjective
1. of or produced by nature, not made by men. Coal, oil etc are natural resources; Wild animals are happier in their natural state than in a zoo.
2. born in a person. natural beauty; He had a natural ability for music.
3. (of manner) simple, without pretence. a nice, natural smile.
4. normal; as one would expect. It's quite natural for a boy of his age to be interested in girls.
5. of a musical note, not sharp or flat. G natural is lower in pitch than G sharp.
noun
1. a person who is naturally good at something.
2. in music (a sign ( ) indicating) a note which is not to be played sharp or flat.
ˈnaturalist noun
a person who studies animal and plant life.
ˈnaturally adverb
1. of course; as one would expect. Naturally I didn't want to risk missing the train.
2. by nature; as a natural characteristic. She is naturally kind.
3. normally; in a relaxed way. Although he was nervous, he behaved quite naturally.
natural gas
gas suitable for burning, found underground or under the sea.
natural history
the study of plants and animals.
natural resources
sources of energy, wealth etc which occur naturally and are not made by man, eg coal, oil, forests etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
17) Pline, NATURALIS HISTORIAE, Liber VII Continetur hominum generatio et institutio, atque inventio artium; II.
He was the first to raise the chronicle (as represented by the chapters on art in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis historiae and Lorenzo Ghiberti's Commentarii) to the level of historical interpretation and, equally important, he integrated connoisseurship and art theory - grounded in rhetoric - with biography.