What Is The Difference Between Living Things And Nonliving Things?

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amber Jhon answered
There are various differences between living and non-living things. Firstly, living things are made up of the living material or the protoplasm while non-living things are made up of dead material. Secondly, living things can respire while non-living things cannot respire. Thirdly, living things can reproduce while non-living things cannot reproduce. Fourthly, living things can move or locomote while non-living things are motionless. Moreover, living things show all of the features of life like taking in food, excretion, sensing etc but non-living things cannot even response to the changes around them.
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amber Jhon answered
There are various difference between living things and non-living things. Firstly, living things can breath while non-living things cannot. Secondly, living things can reproduce but non-living things cannot reproduce. Thirdly, living things are made up of living protoplasm while non-living things are made up of artificial material. Living things need food to stay alive while non-living things do not take in food. In addition, living things can move or they show locomotion, growth but non-living things do not show such feature. On the basis of these characteristics we can separate living things from non-living.
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Living things have to be able to  perform  at least 1 out  of 7 life processes.   Growth, respiration, movement, sensitivity, excretion, digestion and reproduction.   Non living things can do none of these functions. If they could only perform 1 of them they would be classed as a living thing!
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Living tings can move, have senses, can feel, can breathe and grow. Living things are made up of one or more cells. Living tings reproduces, require energy. Living things can talk, eat and smell. Living things need nutrition. Living things are active. They are active
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Living Thing have life and it need air,sunlight,water,food and energy.also Living Thing can grow,dance,sing,and talk.but Non-LivingTthing don't have life and it don't need air,sunlight,water,food and energy.it also can't grow,dance,sing,and talk.Now you see the different between Living Thing and Non-Living Thing.
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Non-living things are that do not breathe, move, feed, excrete, etc, example of this are plants. Although they do make food by photosynthesis, make young plants but still they are not 'Living'.

Living things are that who breathe, move, feed, excrete, reproduce and so on, for example Animals and humans.

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The ability to take in and use energy to grow and change.
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Well, plants are also considered as living things because it can grow, some can move (vines), and
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Living things react if theres a changes in their environment while non living things are not...
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If a man tried to build a condominium he doesn't know if there's a living thing living there and so it might wreck its home.
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A complicated question. To understand the difference between living and nonliving lets tackle the question - what's life?
In its simplest form life is nothing but a series of chemical reactions. Scientists call 'Viruses' as the link between living and non-living. When a virus exists in atmosphere its just a chemical molecule. But when it comes into contact with a host, the chemical molecule starts reacting. That's the sparkle of life. And the inherent characteristic of life seems to be 'Selfishness' - a strong desire or urge to exist and replicate. So life can be defined as ' A series of selfish chemical reactions intended to keep and propagate a particular molecular structure'. Those series of chemical reactions can last for a second as in the virus or can last a whole life time as in humans.
Any object that exhibits this characteristic is a living thing and anything that does not is a non-living thing.
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They respire
they reproduce
they locomote
they have sensitivity
they adapt
they consume
they are made up of cells
they grow
they obtain and use energy

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