290. Nature


See also 133. EARTH ; 142. ENVIRONMENT

aetiology
etiology.
ambrology
the study of the sources and formation of amber. —ambrologic, ambrological, adj.
anthropopsychism
the assignment of a humanlike soul to nature. — anthropopsychic, adj.
azoology
the study of inanimate nature.
chemism
the quality of chemical activities, properties, or relationships.
conservationist
a person who advocates the conservation of the natural resources of a country or region. —conservational, adj.
etiology, aetiology
the science of the causes of natural phenomena. —etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
physiolatry
the worship of nature. —physiolater, n. —physiolatrous, adj.
physiosophy
the body of wisdom about nature.
physis
1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
physitheism
1. the assignment of a physical form to a god.
2. the deification and worship of natural phenomena; physiolatry.
physiurgic
produced by natural rather than divine or human forces.
thaumatography
a dissertation on the wonders of nature. —thaumatographic, adj.

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