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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.
the study of these sciences.
the study of animals and plants in the wild state
the study of all natural phenomena
the sum of these phenomena in a given place or at a given time: the natural history of Iran

natural history n.

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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