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Life

Definition

noun, plural: lives

(1) A distinctive characteristic of a living organism from dead organism or non-living thing, as specifically distinguished by the capacity to grow, metabolize, respond (to stimuli), adapt, and reproduce

(2) The biota of a particular region


Supplement

There is no consensus regarding the answer to the question as to when does life begin. Does it begin at the time of fertilization or the time before or after that? The origin of life is also contestable. Despite of the irresolute answer for questions about life, the basic characteristics of a living thing are as follows:

  • with an organized structure performing a specific function
  • with an ability to sustain existence, e.g. by nourishment
  • with an ability to respond to stimuli or to its environment
  • capable of adapting
  • with an ability to germinate or reproduce


Word origin: Old English līf (life, body) Related term(s):


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Re: animal behavior

Songbirds sing intricate songs for mate attraction and territorial defense, which they learn early in life Source: http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-development-of-birdsong-16133266

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Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm
 
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... and WE can send them to other planets. Hence, we can extrapolate that there is a possibility that this was done to us in the past. The theory that LIFE is older than our planet is supported by math, not bible.

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Re: Ecological Niche

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

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