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nurture

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The sum total of all environmental factors that contribute to the physical and psychological characteristics of an individual, including upbringing or rearing. It is often contrasted with n...

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nurturance

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 160 words.

looks like a needless variant of nurture, but the words have diverged in their connotations. Whereas nurture means either

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nurturance

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 65 words.

‘emotional and physical nourishment and care’, used instead of the verbal noun nurturing. Introduced in 1938 in the technical

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nurture

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The sum total of all environmental factors that contribute to the physical and psychological characteristics of an individual, including upbringing or rearing. It is often contrasted with n...

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nurture <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈnɐ:ɹtǝɹ

sp nourture1, nurture1

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Child Nurture

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3736 words.

Human populations sustain themselves through child nurture, the passing on of skills and rules for behavior. Villages, in which children learn by imitating adults, have...

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nature and nurture

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 37 words.

The combined effects of inherited factors (nature) and environmental factors (nurture) on the development of an organism. The genetic potential

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nature and nurture

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 37 words.

The combined effects of inherited factors (nature) and environmental factors (nurture) on the development of an organism. The genetic potential

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nature or nurture

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 258 words.

The debate over whether it is a child's genetic inheritance (nature) or their upbringing and environment (nurture) which will have

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nature versus nurture debate

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 91 words.

The common description of the controversy over the relative importance of heredity (nature) and environment (nurture) in the causation of

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nature versus nurture debate

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 90 words.

The common description of the controversy over the relative importance of *heredity (nature) and *environment (nurture) in the

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