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Non-living thing



(1) Dead or not living

(2) Inanimate body or object


A non-living thing is one that lacks or has stopped displaying the characteristics of life. Thus, they lack or no longer displaying the capability for growth, reproduction, respiration, metabolism, and movement. They also are not capable of responding to stimuli or evolve and adapt to their environment. They also do not require energy to continue existing. Examples of non-living things are rock, water, and sun.


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