natural action

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n natural action a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) "the action of natural forces","volcanic activity"
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Quotations

  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature.”
  • Immanuel Kant
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    “Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
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    “Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.”

Usage

In literature:

It will be said that such an action must be in part of the nature of a chemical effect.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
I have now spoken of the education of the scholar by nature, by books, and by action.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
He waltzes so divinely that it intoxicates me, and then I naturally cease to be responsible for my actions.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
It acts as a digestive and at the same time insures a healthy and natural action of the bowels.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
I think my action was an automatic one, the natural refuge for a perplexed man.
"Jacqueline of Golden River" by H. M. Egbert
But it was not the girl's nature to waste time in useless reflections when any possible course of action lay before her.
"The Halo" by Bettina von Hutten
At present there seems to be considerable diversity of opinion as to the exact nature of the stress action in a reinforced concrete beam.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
The common material nature has its own way of existing, and perhaps its own principles of physical action.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
He is full of youthful enthusiasm for his work, a nature fitted for action as well as for vision.
"Michelangelo" by Estelle M. Hurll
The action of natural selection upon Man has long since been essentially diminished through the operation of social conditions.
"The Destiny of Man" by John Fiske
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In poetry:

"Wherever outraged Nature
Asks word or action brave,
Wherever struggles labor,
Wherever groans a slave,—
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Vain are the hopes the sons of men
On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt.
"Hymn 94" by Isaac Watts
No dream of faith, no seed of love,
No lonely action nobly done,
But is as stable as the sun,
And fed and watered from above;
From nether base to starry cope
Nature's two laws are Faith and Hope.
"An Easter Hymn" by Richard Le Gallienne
In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.
"The Song Of View, Practice, And Action" by Jetsun Milarepa

In news:

And better yet – how the social, viral nature of Web 2.0 inspires action.
You'll probably cringe a little bit when you see his talent in action (nature did not intend for arms to bend that way, right?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition submitted by the National Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) and allied groups requesting actions regarding air fresheners .
Officials told Action News the person died of natural causes.
The Natural Law Party has an action plan to revitalize America.
An oratorio is an extended choral work of a sacred nature consisting chiefly of recitatives, arias and choruses without action or scenery.
With global temperatures rising, British Columbia is taking aggressive action to protect one of its most valuable natural resources—timber forests—from shifting climate zones.
The Coast Guard and Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) were called into action last Saturday night to assist the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) with two rescue incidents caused by dangerous rip current s.
A earlier version of the post, relying on biographical information provided by Brooks' campaign, incorrectly stated the nature of her work with Albany Community Action Partnership.
First are the natural consequences she faces from her actions.
Commissioner Dennis Peterson says the Department of Natural Resources is failing to take necessary action.
There are a number of reasons why growers and retailers want to stay current on natural gas pricing action.
Council's action on full build-out of natural gas line appreciated .
MALIBU, Calif – No government agency is taking action to remove the decaying carcass of a whale on a California beach, making it appear the job will be left to Mother Nature.
But the company needs state approval to conduct such tests, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has not yet approved such actions.
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In science:

Subspaces gk ⊂ g, k ∈ Z, are stable under natural action of W (g0 ) ⊂ W (g).
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
This naturally induces an action of A(Γ), and via the map f an action of H (Γ), on the fundamental groupoid of F (Γ) relative to a certain finite set of “basepoints”.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
It follows from Proposition 3.7 that W is a V module under the natural action.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
The action of An on F extends naturally to Λ and ˆΛ and induces the trivial action on Λab .
Analytic invariants of boundary links
If θ = 2πB , Ψ coincides with Ψθ introduced previously and defines by extension a representation of Rθ (rigorously, the action defined above is on H; we assume that this induces naturally an action on l2(P SL(2, Z))). Ψθ (a) and Ψθ (b) being by construction GMTO, Ψθ (h) is the discrete Hamiltonian of the problem.
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
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