nature

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forces of nature, manifestation of act of God
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) action , activity , natural action , natural process
anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature adenohypophysis , anterior pituitary , anterior pituitary gland
(Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe aeon , eon
aerobic bacteria widely distributed in nature Aerobacter , genus Aerobacter
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature aesthete , esthete
philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty aesthetician , esthetician
close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character affinity , kinship
relationship by nature or character affinity , kinship
selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature) agape , agape love
similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things alikeness , likeness , similitude
doubtful nature, of a ambiguous , equivocal
doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature animalism
spirit attributed to object in nature animism
human nature attributed to God anthropophuism
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something appreciation , grasp , hold
(Hindu mythology) the warrior prince in the Bhagavad-Gita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being and of God and how humans can come to know God Arjuna
United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962) Arthur Compton , Arthur Holly Compton , Compton
light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite atomic number 19 , K , potassium
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