Definitions for naturalness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nat•u•ralˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl(adj.)

  1. existing in or formed by nature:

    a natural bridge.

  2. of or pertaining to nature:

    the natural world.

  3. in a state of nature; uncultivated, as land.

  4. having undergone little or no processing and containing no chemical additives:

    natural food.

    Category: Nutrition

  5. having a physical existence, as opposed to one that is spiritual, intellectual, fictitious, etc.

  6. belonging to the nature or essential constitution; inborn:

    natural ability.

  7. being such because of one's inborn nature or abilities:

    a natural mathematician.

  8. free from affectation or constraint:

    a natural manner.

  9. in accordance with the nature of things; to be expected:

    a natural result.

  10. in accordance with human nature.

  11. based upon the innate moral feeling of humankind:

    natural justice.

  12. happening in the usual course of things, without the intervention of accident, violence, etc.:

    a natural death.

  13. illegitimate:

    a natural son.

    Category: Law

  14. related by blood rather than by adoption:

    one's natural parents.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  15. based on what is learned from nature rather than on revelation:

    natural religion.

  16. true to or closely imitating nature:

    a natural representation.

  17. unenlightened or unregenerate:

    natural man.

  18. Music. neither sharp nor flat. changed in pitch by the natural sign.

    Category: Music and Dance

  19. not treated, refined, etc.; in its original state:

    natural wood.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  20. not tinted or colored; undyed.

  21. having a pale tannish or grayish yellow color.

  22. (n.)one that is or is likely to be suitable to or successful in an endeavor.

  23. a white key on a piano, organ, or the like. the symbol 頸, placed before a note, canceling the effect of a previous sharp or flat. a note affected by the natural sign, or a tone thus represented.

    Category: Music and Dance

  24. a fool or idiot.

  25. (in craps) a winning combination of 7 or 11 made on the first cast.

    Category: Games

  26. a natural substance or product.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  27. an Afro hairstyle.

Origin of natural:

1300–50; ME naturel < MF < L nātūrālis (see nature , -al1)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. naturalness(noun)

    the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

    "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

  2. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, naturalness(noun)

    the quality of innocent naivete

  3. naturalness(noun)

    the likeness of a representation to the thing represented

    "engineers strove to increase the naturalness of recorded music"


  1. naturalness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being natural.

  2. naturalness(Noun)

    Of a picture or recording, likeness to the original.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naturalness(noun)

    the state or quality of being natural; conformity to nature


  1. Naturalness

    Naturalness is the property that the free parameters or physical constants appearing in a physical theory should take relative values of order 1. That is, a natural theory would have parameters with values like 2.34 rather than 234000. This is in contrast to current theory like the standard model, where there are a number of parameters that vary by many orders of magnitude, and require extensive "fine-tuning" of those values in order for the theory to predict a universe like the one we live in. The requirement that satisfactory theories should be "natural" in this sense is a current of thought initiated around the 1960s in particle physics. It is an aesthetic criterion, not a physical one, that arises from the seeming non-naturalness of the standard model and the broader topics of the hierarchy problem, fine-tuning, and the anthropic principle. It is not always compatible with Occam's razor, since many instances of "natural" theories have more parameters than "fine-tuned" theories such as the Standard Model.


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