1. (n.) The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

2. (n.) The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.

3. (n.) The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.

4. (n.) Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

5. (n.) The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.

6. (n.) Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.

7. (n.) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

8. (n.) Natural affection or reverence.

9. (n.) Constitution or quality of mind or character.

10. (v. t.) To endow with natural qualities.

Copernican universe Einsteinian universe Newtonian universe Ptolemaic universe air all all being all creation allness anatomy animus aptitude aroma artlessness atom atomic particles attribute attributes badge being bent bias blood body-build brand breed brute matter building block by nature cachet cast category character characteristic characteristics chemical element clan class color complexion component composition configuration conformation constituent constituents constitution cosmos countryside crasis created nature created universe creation cut denomination description designation dharma diathesis differentia differential disposition distinctive feature earmark earth eccentricity element elementary particle elementary unit environment essence essentiality ethos everything that is expanding universe feather feature features fiber figure fire flavor form frame framework fundamental particle genius genre genuineness genus grain gust habit hallmark hue humor humors hyle hypostasis identity idiocrasy idiosyncrasy ilk impress impression inartificiality inclination index individualism individuality intactness keynote kidney kin kind label leaning line lineaments lot macrocosm macrocosmos make makeup manner mannerism mark marking material material world materiality matter megacosm mental set metagalaxy mettle mind mind-set mold molecule monad mould natural man natural state natural world naturalism naturally naturalness number odor omneity particularity peculiarity personality persuasion phylum physical world physique plenum predilection predisposition preference primitiveness pristineness proclivity propensity properties property pulsating universe quality quirk race savor scenery seal set shape sidereal universe simplicity singularity slant smack somatotype sort specialty species spirit stamp state of nature steady-state universe strain streak stripe structure stuff style substance substratum suchness sum of things system taint tang taste temper temperament tendency tenor texture the four elements the like of the likes of token tone totality totality of being trait tribe trick turn turn of mind twist type unaffectation unaffectedness unartificialness unassumingness undisguise unit of being universe unpretentiousness unspoiledness variety vein virginity warp water way whole wide world wide world wildness world world without end


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