Definition of natura naturans in English:

natura naturans

Pronunciation /nəˌtjʊərə ˈnatjʊranz/ /nəˈtʃʊərə ˈnatʃ(ə)ranz/ /neɪˌtjʊərə ˈnatjʊranz/


  • Nature as a creative force or process; the essential or divine creative power. Also in extended use. Compare "nature", natura naturata .

    In later use usually with reference to the philosophy of Spinoza.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Barnaby Rich (1542–1617), soldier and author. From post-classical Latin natura naturans from classical Latin nātūra + post-classical Latin naturans, present participle of naturare.