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second nature

n.
An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate.

[From the proverb Habit is second nature.]
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second nature

n
a habit, characteristic, etc, not innate but so long practised or acquired as to seem so
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sec′ond na′ture


n.
a habit or tendency that is so deeply ingrained as to appear automatic.
[1655–65]
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second nature

- Originally Latin secundum naturam, "according to nature," it is from Aristotelian philosophy and contrasts with phenomena that are super naturam ("above nature," such as God's grace), extra naturam ("outside nature"), supra naturam ("beyond nature," such as miracles), or contra naturam ("against nature").
See also related terms for phenomena.
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Noun1.second nature - acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate
habit, use - (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
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Translations

second nature

n to be second nature to sbessere naturale per qn
it was second nature for him to help his friends → gli veniva naturale aiutare gli amici
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For example, Leloup believes that a "dematerialization" of music--in the course of its digitization and transferral to devices for portable listening and storage--has caused it to become "both omnipresent and devalued." Moreover, the genre has paralleled various tendencies on the Internet: toward the integration of individuals into virtual landscapes (see Brian Eno's atmosphere-defining album Ambient 1, Music for Airports), the manipulation of identity through avatars and impersonation (see the multiple personae of Uwe Schmidt, a k a Atom Heart), the overlapping of media (see the audiovisual concerts of Carsten Nicolai and Ryoji Ikeda), and the democratization of information and its production (see the output from home studios, such as that by Richard James, a k a Aphex Twin).