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Adjective
/ˈnaCHərəl/,
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Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind,
  1. Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind
    • - carrots contain a natural antiseptic that fights bacteria
    • - natural disasters such as earthquakes
  2. (of fabric) Having a color characteristic of the unbleached and undyed state; off-white

  3. Of or in agreement with the character or makeup of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something
    • - sharks have no natural enemies
  4. (of a person) Born with a particular skill, quality, or ability
    • - he was a natural entertainer
  5. (of a skill, quality, or ability) Coming instinctively to a person; innate
    • - writing appears to demand muscular movements that are not natural to children
  6. (of a person or their behavior) Relaxed and unaffected; spontaneous
    • - he replied with too much nonchalance to sound natural
  7. Occurring as a matter of course and without debate; inevitable
    • - Ken was a natural choice for coach
  8. (of law or justice) Based on innate moral sense; instinctively felt to be right and fair

  9. (of a bid) Straightforwardly reflecting one's holding of cards

  10. (of a parent or child) Related by blood
    • - such adopted children always knew who their natural parents were
  11. Illegitimate
    • - the Baron left a natural son by his mistress
  12. (of a note) Not sharped or flatted
    • - the bassoon plays G-natural instead of A-flat
  13. (of a brass instrument) Having no valves and able to play only the notes of the harmonic series above a fundamental note

  14. Of or relating to the notes and intervals of the harmonic series

  15. Relating to earthly or unredeemed human or physical nature as distinct from the spiritual or supernatural realm

Noun
  1. A person regarded as having an innate gift or talent for a particular task or activity
    • - she was a natural for the sort of television work required of her
  2. A thing that is particularly suited for something
    • - perky musical accompaniment would seem a natural for this series
  3. A sign (♮) denoting a natural note when a previous sign or the key signature would otherwise demand a sharp or a flat

  4. A natural note

  5. Any of the longer keys on a keyboard instrument that are normally white

  6. A creamy beige color

  7. A hand of cards, throw of dice, or other result that wins immediately, in particular

  8. A hand of two cards making 21 in the first deal in blackjack and similar games

  9. A first throw of 7 or 11 at craps

  10. An insect or other small creature used as bait, rather than an artificial imitation

  11. offensive. A person born with a learning disability

Adverb
  1. Naturally
    • - keep walking—just act natural

  1. in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
  2. someone regarded as certain to succeed; "he's a natural for the job"
  3. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  4. (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  5. existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation"
  6. functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies; "it's the natural thing to happen"; "natural immunity"; "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"
  7. NATURAL is a fourth-generation programming language from Software AG. It is largely used for building databases output in plain text form, for example.
  8. Natural was an American boy band who were best known for their debut single and signature song "Put Your Arms Around Me". They were very successful in Germany and the Philippines, releasing two albums and nine singles.
  9. In category theory, a branch of mathematics, a natural transformation provides a way of transforming one functor into another while respecting the internal structure (i.e. the composition of morphisms) of the categories involved. ...
  10. A natural is a term in several gambling games; in each case it refers to one or two specific good outcomes, usually for the player, often involves achieving a particular score in the shortest and fastest manner possible.
  11. This is a list of fictional human enhancements from the Japanese science fiction franchise Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
  12. Overgrown Eden is the debut album from Essex alternative trio InMe. The album was released in the UK on 30 January 2003. The album produced four singles before and after the album's release. The singles released were "Underdose", "Firefly", "Crushed like Fruit" and "Neptune". ...
  13. A native inhabitant of a place, country etc. [from 16th c.]; A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol ♮ used to indicate such a note. [from 17th c.]; One with an innate talent at or for something. [from 18th c. ...
  14. (Nature) The sum of natural forces reified and considered as a sentient being, will, or principle
  15. (nature) The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature; The innate characteristics of a thing. ...
  16. (Naturalness) Area which generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable.
  17. (Naturalness) is a global measure and has been typically determined by playing samples of speech to a group of normal listeners and asking them to judge how natural the speech sounds according to a 9-point equal-appearing interval scale (Martin, Haroldson, & Triden, 1984). ...
  18. (Naturals) In a cut and polished gemstone, a Blemish caused by leaving a part of the surface in its rough, unpolished state. This may be done to ensure the gemstone meets a particular weight threshold or because removing the Blemish would cause an inferior Cut. ...
  19. (Naturals) Original parts of a diamond which are left as they are by a cutter on a finished diamond. Generally naturals are placed near the girdle. Naturals considered as blemishes under clarity grading however they tend to be regarded as signs of skilled workmanship. ...
  20. (Naturals) This generic term refers to any carpet with a “natural” colour i.e. beiges and pale shades.
  21. In the “nature versus nurture” expression it refers to what we bring into the world at birth.
  22. “Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest ...
  23. (Nature) The created order. Human nature, though wounded and weakened by the effects of original sin, continues to participate in the goodness of God's creative work. Through the Incarnation the second Person of the Trinity assumed our human nature, taking flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary. ...
  24. (NATURE) A nearly extinct phenomena of which archaeologists have located certain vestiges.
  25. (NATURE) A picture of flora and fauna excluding domesticated animals, cultivated plants or flowers, or evidence of the hand of man.