2. A term used for treatment of illness and maintenance of general physical health using essential oils distilled from such plants as camomile, camphor, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus.
Such treatments were known in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other civilizations, while early Arabian physicians developed the distillation of aromatic oils through experiments in alchemy.
The term aromatherapy derives from the writings of the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, whose book Aromatherpie was published in 1928. Aromatherapy is more than simply a department of herbalism, since it postulates subtle energies of aromatic plants related to life force, which can be correlated with ancient Chinese concepts of Yin and Yang.
Another example of corporealness is tangible property as opposed to intellectual property.
The term is also applied to women who have been deserted by their husbands, who do business as femes sole.
Plant geography has emphasized the mapping of such regions and the interpretation of the terms of environmental (ecological) influences.
The areas of Phytogeography and zoogeography do not necessarily exist together in the same place, because there are barriers and factors that affect their growth and arrangements which are often different for plants and for animals.
2. A condition in which someone or something is under the influence or domination of another person or existing power whether it is nonliving or living: "There are heteronomies that are imposed on us; such as, desires, passions, and physical or mental needs that can cause problems for individuals."
The English nouns, perseverance, information, are uncountable nouns (or "mass nouns), at least in their primary meanings.
With such terms, it is not proper to say that there is one perseverance, nor that there are many perseverances or many informations.2. Some dictionaries use the entry for a noun with the label [noncount] when it doesn't have a plural form or when it refers to something that can't be counted.
3. When a word can be used as both a singular noun and a plural noun, certain dictionaries will label it count, noncount.