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Synonyms for nonliving

not endowed with life

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"Living Things and Nonliving Things" is a creatively photo-illustrated Compare and Contrast book that challenges young readers to develop criteria for distinguishing living from nonliving things.
ecosystem--all the living and nonliving things that interact with one another in a particular place
Valte reported that Sands discussed China's interference with the Philippines' exercise of sovereign rights under Unclos with respect to living and nonliving resources in [its] EEZ.
Material engineers at MIT are now creating hybrid materials that combine the properties of living and nonliving things.
These living materials, created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, can combine the advantages of live cells with those of nonliving materials.
Most 4th graders are hard-pressed to construct robust understandings of living and nonliving when they are working only with black-and-white information in a textbook.
We should define life in the broadest terms so that when we encounter an entity on another planet or moon we will know whether to classify it as alive or nonliving (McKay, 2004).
mycoides genome--a technical tour de force that involved making new copies of the mycoides genome out of nonliving raw materials that can be ordered from chemical supply houses.
As a youngster, Oscar caught a virus (tiny nonliving particle that invades and reproduces in a living cell) that causes a condition called beak-and-feather disease.
Like many concepts, the living and nonliving things concepts take form and gain new meanings as children develop, learn and their interaction with their surroundings increases.
Seemingly, the device will be similar to Dr McCoy's tricorder in Star Trek, which is used to scan living or nonliving matter to determine its molecular make-up.
intermedium is able to attach to nonliving substrates in the field, 24 cover-slips placed in two small rectangular boxes (6 cm long x 3.5 cm wide) made with Plexiglas[R], with open sides, were placed in the Rhode River (a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay).
Physical science has successfully developed paradigms to study nonliving "dust." However, can science make the "breath" of God part of its subject matter?
Smart structures; blurring the distinction between the living and the nonliving.