What are characteristics of nonliving things?


Things can be categorized as living or nonliving according to certain criteria. Non-living things lack protoplasm, the fundamental basis for life, and therefore do not have any metabolic activity. Structural organizations such as muscles or organs are never found in non-living things.

Non-living things also do not have a definite form or shape—their form is determined by outside factors (for example, water takes its form due to the temperature of the atmosphere surrounding it). Growth in non-living things occurs from accretion, the addition of materials from outside itself. Non-living things do not show biological functions such as: respiration, excretion, reproduction, or adaptation. Without outside interference, non-living things will also persist in their current state indefinitely, unlike living things, which will eventually die depending on their lifespan.
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The characteristics of living things are growth, organization (composed of cells), metabolism, homeostasis, reponse to stimuli, reproduction and adaptation.
Non-living things may display one or a few of these characteristics, but life displays all of these characteristics.
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