naturalness

Definitions

  • A SPECIMEN OF NATURE'S HANDIWORK
    A SPECIMEN OF NATURE'S HANDIWORK
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naturalness the likeness of a representation to the thing represented "engineers strove to increase the naturalness of recorded music"
    • n naturalness the quality of being natural or based on natural principles "he accepted the naturalness of death","the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"
    • n naturalness the quality of innocent naivete
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A NATURAL BRIDGE A NATURAL BRIDGE
Silkworm, natural size Silkworm, natural size
APOLLO CHARMING NATURE APOLLO CHARMING NATURE
NATURAL HISTORY OF CHOBHAM NATURAL HISTORY OF CHOBHAM
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THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac
    • n Naturalness The state or quality of being natural; conformity to nature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes
    • n naturalness The state of being natural: as, naturalness of conduct.
    • n naturalness Conformity to nature, truth, or reality; absence of artificiality, exaggeration, or affectation: as, the naturalness of a person's conduct.
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.”
  • German Proverb
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    “Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.”
  • Andre Gide
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    “The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.”
  • Hans Christian Anderson
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    “It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.”

Idioms

Nature abhors a vacuum - This idiom is used to express the idea that empty or unfilled spaces are unnatural as they go against the laws of nature and physics.
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Nature of the beast - The basic characteristics of something is the nature of the beast; often used when there's an aspect of something that cannot be changed or that is unpleasant or difficult.
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Usage

In literature:

There was something in his eye, and in the dominance of his nature, that made his lordly nature felt.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
I JUSTICE, WHETHER A NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL VIRTUE?
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
If we can't be good-natured, at any rate we will say nothing ill-natured.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
A pleasant side to his nature came out here.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
End of The Present Condition of Organic Nature.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
The idea even came into his head that she was as natural as a tramp.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
And naturally the churches too have shared in the process of transformation.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
However, Madame de Jonquiere, who managed the ward, treated her with good-natured tolerance.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The incident upon which this poem is based is related in a note to Bernardin Henri Saint Pierre's Etudes de la Nature.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Tennyson was naturally shy, retiring, indifferent to men, hating noise and publicity, loving to be alone with nature, like Wordsworth.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
READINGS in NATURAL THEOLOGY; Or, the Testimony of Nature to the Being, Perfections, and Government Of God.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
Sure Nature, all Nature is departing with her Creator.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
A discussion, whether nature is of life, or life of nature; also respecting the centre and expanse of life and nature, n. 380.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Does it then follow that no one shall be restrained from freedom on account of either his actions or his nature?
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Sure Nature, all Nature is departing with her Creator.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Nature can only, therefore, be said to be moral in the sense that the term "Nature" includes all that is.
"A Grammar of Freethought" by Chapman Cohen
All the different parts of its price will soon sink to their natural rate, and the whole price to its natural price.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
A poem is produced by the forces of nature, and is as necessarily and naturally produced as mountains and seas.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The impression that nature makes upon the mind, the stories told by sea and star and flower, must be the natural food of thought.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Nature, or Fate, or Chance prepared a stage for Shakespeare, and Shakespeare prepared a stage for Nature.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In poetry:

The richest heritage on earth
For us His mercy saved;
For ages Nature's harvests here
Unknown, ungathered, waved.
"The Irish Emigrant. 1883" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Oh, let thy angel nature shine,
And may we all refrain
To wake the tiger in thy breast,
Bound by a slender chain.
"Woman" by Thomas Frederick Young
The joyful bird
Can now be heard
With melody to sing!
All nature, too,
Unites to view
The pleasant days of Spring.
"To Spring" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Not in the name of pride
Or selfishness we meet;
From nature’s paths we turn aside,
And worldly thoughts forget.
"Jesus, We Look To Thee" by Charles Wesley
Life, like a vain amusement, flies,
A fable or a song;
By swift degrees our nature dies,
Nor can our joys be long.
"Psalm 90 part 2" by Isaac Watts
For she was jes' the quiet kind
Whose naturs never vary,
Like streams that keep a summer mind
Snowhid in Jenooary.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
American Museum of Natural History Presents Nature and Poetry: A Conversation with E. O Wilson and Robert Hass.
Judy Semroc, conservation outreach specialist, Natural Areas Division, Cleveland Museum of Natural History George Shuba Photography.
Judy Semroc is a conservation outreach specialist in the Natural Areas Division of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History .
Tom Fleischner, of Prescott College in Arizona, worries about the overall loss of natural history and has started a campaign to build up natural history as the core of biology and as a love for conservationists.
View full size Cleveland Museum of Natural History Peter Anagnastos is the new chief development officer of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History .
Natural resources funds invest in the stocks of companies involved in the mining, production, and distribution of natural resources such as oil and natural gas as well as hard assets like precious metals.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd identified itself Wednesday as the producer for whom Williams Cos. Inc will process and market natural gas liquids and olefins from the Alberta oil sands under a long-term agreement announced a week ago.
The new Texas Master Naturalists will be able to work with nature organizations on a wide variety of projects and help educate the community on natural resource conservation.
Maria Talley talks about becoming a naturalized citizen at the United States District Court naturalization ceremony that was held at the City County building for over 150 new citizens on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012.
The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin by Dr Stan Spencer.
The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin by Dr Stan Spencer is an important book for losing weight and maintaining the weight loss permanently.
From gathering pine needles in Florida to maintaining a steady stock of raffia — natural grass stands similar to palms — Johanni finds himself interacting with nature very personally.
Increased onshore natural gas production minimized the effect of Hurricane Isaac on the country's natural gas prices.
Natural/ Organic Products Assessed for "Naturalness".
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In science:

There is also an evident notion of strong natural transformation between two strong functors; in terms of tensorial strength, and for the special case of the natural transformation m : T ◦ T ⇒ T , this means that (not only the naturality squares but also) the top square in (1) commutes, for all X , Y .
Commutative monads as a theory of distributions
It is natural in X ∈ E (by extra-naturality of the pairing in the variable X ), and it is natural in the dualizing object B ∈ E T , by the naturality of the pairing in B ∈ E T .
Commutative monads as a theory of distributions
The transformation ǫ is natural because each of its components is arise from compositions of (morphisms which are naturally isomorphic to) the morphisms ξ and χ or their inverses and these morphisms are natural by the very definition of the arrows in the categories ˜R and ˜S .
A general method for building reflections
The naturality of η is immediate from the fact that each of its components is a composition of (morphisms naturally isomorphic to) the morphisms ξ and χ or their inverses, and these morphisms are natural by the very definition of the arrows in the categories ˜R and ˜S .
A general method for building reflections
Bearing in mind that ABEX is a 2-category, so equality is generally replaced by natural equivalence, we will say that an exact functor F : A → B in ABEX is a monomorphism if for all G, H : A′ → A if τ : F G → F H is a natural isomorphism then there is a natural isomorphism η : G → H such that τ = F η .
Abelian categories and definable additive categories
Then there is a natural bijection between natural transformations τ ∗ : f ∗ → g ∗ and natural transformations τ∗ : g∗ → f∗ .
Abelian categories and definable additive categories
In contrast, the natural map M (E , C ) → V (C ∗ red (E , C )), defined by composing the natural map M (E , C ) → V (C ∗ (E , C )) with the homomorphism induced by the natural surjection C ∗ (E , C ) → C ∗ red (E , C ), fails to be injective or surjective in many cases.
Purely infinite simple reduced C*-algebras of one-relator separated graphs
Formally, this last condition is interpreted as the existence of a natural transformation from Lγ F ◦ γ to F , and such that if G : HoC → C′ is any functor such that there is a natural transformation from G ◦ γ to F then there is also a natural transformation from G to Lγ F ◦ Γ.
Exercices de style: A homotopy theory for set theory II
An L-module V is called diagonal if each non-trivial composition factor of V is a natural or co-natural module (i.e. dual to natural) of L.
Inner Ideals of Simple Locally Finite Lie Algebras
Then it follows from the construction of A (see proof of Theorem 1.3 in ), that (Aα)α∈Γ is a conical diagonal local system for A, su∗ (Aα) = Lα , every natural Lα -module is lifted to Aα and every irreducible Aα module is either natural or co-natural Lα -module.
Inner Ideals of Simple Locally Finite Lie Algebras
Since the embedding L2 ⊆ L3 is non-diagonal, there exists a natural L3 -module, say, V such that V ↓ L2 has an irreducible component W which is not trivial, natural, or co-natural.
Inner Ideals of Simple Locally Finite Lie Algebras
Classic examples are the nature of the Sun, the nature of the Solar System, and the nature of the Galaxy.
CIW Cosmology Symposium: Conference Summary -- Observations
HomC (A, B ), A, B ∈ ObC . A natural transformation η : F → G is a natural isomorphism (or natural equivalence) if ηA is an isomorphism for all ob jects A; in this case we say that the functors F and G are naturally equivalent.
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
For other, earlier definitions of natural join of graded posets in terms of natural join of bipartite natural join summands of graded poset P or via natural join of corresponding bi-adjacency matrices of bipartite natural join of these summands - see [2,3,4,5,6] or for example Definitions 12 or 2 in this paper.
On natural join of posets properties and first applications
This natural join operation is naturally natural since Fπ is the graded poset equipped with a grading function mapping each face of the polytope µ (i.e. each element of the poset Fπ ) to its dimension .
On natural join of posets properties and first applications
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