Svojstvo, karakteristika, odlika.
ETYM Latin attributum.
An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity.
ETYM Latin, an instrument for marking, character, Greek, from charassein to make sharp, to cut into furrows, to engrave: cf. French caractčre.
1. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); SYN. eccentric, type, case.
3. Good repute.
4. The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; SYN. fiber, fibre.
5. An actor's portrayal of someone in a play; SYN. role, theatrical role, part, persona.
6. A written symbol that is used to represent speech; SYN. grapheme, graphic symbol.
7. One of the symbols that can be represented in a computer.
8. Characters include letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation marks, and special symbols.
ETYM Old Eng. feture form, shape, feature, Old Fren. faiture fashion, make, from Latin factura a making, formation, from facere, factum, to make. Related to Feat, Fact, Facture.
1. A prominent aspect of something; SYN. characteristic.
2. An article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles.
3. The characteristics parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; SYN. lineament.
ETYM French, from Latin natura, from natus born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. Related to Nation.
1. A causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe.
2. A wild primitive state untouched by civilization; SYN. wild, natural state, state of nature.
3. The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions.
4. The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized.
The living world, including plants, animals, fungi, and all microorganisms, and naturally formed features of the landscape, such as mountains and rivers.
Historically the word “nature” has had a multiplicity of meanings, which can conveniently be reduced to two. Firstly, it refers to the essence or innate quality of a thing—that which makes it what it is. An example of this would be human nature—the universal characteristics that are common to all people. Secondly, it refers to the material world and to those phenomena that function independently of humans. This definition of nature is often contrasted with the artificial and the conventional; that is, with human modifications of the natural order of things.
Whether nature is superior or inferior to human uses and transformations of it has long been debated. Many have believed that there was a time when people and nature were part of one harmonious whole. Christians identify this period with Adam and Eve’s life before the Fall. For the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Romantics, a pure state of nature could still be found in the behavior of animals, children, and “noble savages”. Such diverse figures as the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes and the 19th-century us thinker Henry Thoreau have attempted to abandon the human world and return to a more natural state. Similar ideas can be found in the ecological movement, which has attacked the spoliation of nature by industry.
In earlier times the natural was also contrasted with the supernatural: the sublunary world, which followed ultimately predictable laws, with the superlunary world—the world of the ideal and the spiritual. In Europe in the Middle Ages a further distinction was made between the passive, created world, natura naturata, and the active physical force that created it, natura naturans. Such a force was often personified; as gods like Persephone and Gaia by the ancient Greeks, and later as Mother Nature. The Romantics, exemplified by the poetry of Wordsworth, venerated this notion of nature as an active presence in the world.
ETYM Old Eng. proprete, Old Fren. propreté property, French propreté neatness, cleanliness, propriété property, from Latin proprietas. Related to Proper, Propriety.
1. A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.
2. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; SYN. attribute, dimension.
3. Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; SYN. prop.
4. Any tangible possession that is owned by someone; SYN. belongings, holding, material possession.
The right to title and to control the use of a thing (such as land, a building, a work of art, or a computer program). In US law, a distinction is made between real property, which involves a degree of geographical fixity, and personal property, which does not.
Property is never absolute, since any society places limits on an individual's property (such as the right to transfer that property to another). Different societies have held widely varying interpretations of the nature of property and the extent of the rights of the owner to that property.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for savor.
ETYM Latin singularitas: cf. French singularité.
1. Strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual.
2. The quality of being one of a kind; SYN. uniqueness.
In astrophysics, the point in space–time at which the known laws of physics break down. Singularity is predicted to exist at the center of a black hole, where infinite gravitational forces compress the infalling mass of a collapsing star to infinite density. It is also thought, according to the Big Bang model of the origin of the universe, to be the point from which the expansion of the universe began.
ETYM French, from Latin tractus, from trahere to draw. Related to Trace, Tract a region, Trace a strap, Tret.
A distinguishing feature of one's personal nature.