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natural history

noun
1.
the sciences, as botany, mineralogy, or zoology, dealing with the study of all objects in nature: used especially in reference to the beginnings of these sciences in former times.
2.
the study of these sciences.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70
Related forms
natural historian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natural-history

natural history

noun
1.
the study of animals and plants in the wild state
2.
the study of all natural phenomena
3.
the sum of these phenomena in a given place or at a given time: the natural history of Iran
Derived Forms
natural historian, noun
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natural-history in Medicine

natural history n.

  1. The study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and interrelationships.

  2. A collection of facts about the development of a natural process or object.

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natural-history in Science
natural history  
The study and description of living things and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and relationships to one another. Natural history includes the sciences of zoology, mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.
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