Nature, in the broadest sense, refers to the physical universe including all living and non-living thing.
- In a limited sense, nature refers to interconnected living organisms including plants, insects, and animals, but excluding non-living phenomena such as oceans, continents, and climate.
- The concept of nature is a complex and multifaceted one, with varying definitions depending on context and discipline.
- Although humans are part of nature, human activities such as cities, agriculture, and industries are sometimes seen as separate from other natural phenomena.
- The study of nature has played a significant role in the histories of both science and art.