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narrative Tweet Definition of narrative Like Definition of narrative on Facebook
noun 
  1. The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
  2. That which is narrated.
adjective 
  1. Telling a story.
  2. Being overly talkative; garrulous.
     
Nativity Tweet Definition of Nativity Like Definition of Nativity on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Christianity) The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
  2. (context, by extension) Christmas.
     
naturalism Tweet Definition of naturalism Like Definition of naturalism on Facebook
noun 
  1. A state of nature; conformity to nature.
  2. Metaphaphoric: The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences
  3. (philosophy) Any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature as a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by an intelligent will.
  4. (philosophy) A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics
     
netsuke Tweet Definition of netsuke Like Definition of netsuke on Facebook
noun 
  1. a small, often collectible, artistic carving characterized by an opening or two small holes (himotoshi), most commonly made of wood or ivory, used as a fob at the end of a cord attached to a suspended pouch containing pens, medicines, or tobacco. Netsuke originated in feudal Japan in the late 16th and 17th centuries.
     
nude Tweet Definition of nude Like Definition of nude on Facebook
noun 
  1. A painting or other artwork depicting human figures in a state of near or total undress.
adjective 
  1. Without clothing or other covering.
  2. A beige or tan color, evoking bare skin.
     

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