What does NATURAL mean?
Definitions for NATURAL
ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəlnat·u·ral
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someone regarded as certain to succeed
"he's a natural for the job"
a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
"a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
"a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers"
existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
"a perfectly natural explanation"
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"
(of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
"a natural scale"; "B natural"
unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
"a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
natural, raw(a), rude(a)adjective
(used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
"natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
related by blood; not adopted
natural, born(p), innate(p)adjective
being talented through inherited qualities
"a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"
free from artificiality
"a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction"
Hence: Not processed or refined; in the same statre as that existing in nature; as, natural wood; natural foods.
Connected by the ties of consanguinity. especially, Related by birth rather than by adoption; as, one's natural mother.
(Mus.) (a) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music. (b) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major. (c) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key. (d) Neither flat nor sharp; -- of a tone. (e) Changed to the pitch which is neither flat nor sharp, by appending the sign
A person who has an innate talent that makes success in some specific endeavor, such as sports, much easier than for others; as, Pele was a natural in soccer.
A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.
A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol used to indicate such a note.
One with an innate talent at or for something.
He's a natural on the saxophone.
That which exists and evolved within the confines of an eco-system.
The species will be under threat if its natural habitat is destroyed.
Of or relating to nature.
In the natural world the fit tend to live on while the weak perish.
Without artificial additives.
Natural food is healthier than processed food.
Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted .
The piece is played in C natural.
Without, or prior to, modification or adjustment.
So-called second-generation silicone breast implants looked and felt more like the natural breast.
without a condom
We had a natural fuck.
Etymology: from naturalis, from natus, the perfect participle of nascor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: naturel, French, from nature.
There is no natural motion of any particular heavy body, which is perpetual, yet it is possible from them to contrive such an artificial revolution as shall constantly be the cause of itself. John Wilkins, Dedalus.
This would turn the vein of that we call natural, to that of legal propagation; which has ever been encouraged as the other has been disfavoured by all institutions. William Temple.
If there be any difference in natural parts, it should seem that the advantage lies on the side of children born from noble and wealthy parents. Jonathan Swift.
I will now deliver a few of the properest and naturallest considerations that belong to this piece. Henry Wotton, Arch.
Such unnatural connections become, by custom, as natural to the mind as sun and light: fire and warmth go together, and so seem to carry with them as natural an evidence as self-evident truths themselves. John Locke.
To leave his wife, to leave his babes,
He wants the nat’ral touch. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
What can be more natural than the circumstances in the behaviour of those women who had lost their husbands on this fatal day. Addison.
Etymology: from nature.
That a monster should be such a natural. William Shakespeare.
Take the thoughts of one out of that narrow compass he has been all his life confined to, you will find him no more capable of reasoning than a perfect natural. John Locke.
The inhabitants and naturals of the place, should be in a state of freemen. George Abbot, Description of the World.
Oppression, in many places, wears the robes of justice, which domineering over the naturals may not spare strangers, and strangers will not endure it. Walter Raleigh, Essays.
The wretcheder are the contemners of all helps; such as presuming on their own naturals, deride diligence, and mock at terms when they understand not things. Ben Jonson.
To consider them in their pure naturals, the earl’s intellectual faculties were his stronger part, and the duke, his practical. Henry Wotton.
fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color
conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death
having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology
conformed to truth or reality
springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; -- said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc
resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; -- said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural
having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings
connected by the ties of consanguinity
begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child
of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate
belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; -- said or certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1
produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music
of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major
applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key
a native; an aboriginal
natural gifts, impulses, etc
one born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot
a character [/] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note
Etymology: [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]
Natural is a fourth-generation programming language from Software AG. It is largely used for building databases output in plain text form, for example. It has the ESCAPE TOP flow control instruction, which is similar to continue in C, C++, Java and several other languages, except that it also works within subroutines to both return from the routine and then continue the calling statement's processing loop. Like continue, it avoids large amounts of indentation levels when using nested instruction blocks inside any loop. Example with ESCAPE TOP: The levels of indentation can be automatically adjusted with the STRUCT command in the Natural Editor. The same example, without ESCAPE TOP: Another powerful flow control instruction command is the ESCAPE BOTTOM, which is similar to ESCAPE TOP except that it continues the processing from end of the calling statement's processing loop. Example with ESCAPE BOTTOM: One trait that sets Natural apart from most other languages is its rich syntax. For example, many languages have a simple switch case statement that can be used to replace nested IF statements pertaining to a single variable; in C-like languages, it is prone to logic errors since it is necessary to BREAK out of the statement programatically. Natural has a much cleaner/richer DECIDE statement which is easier to understand and code. Here is an example:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nat′ū-ral, adj. pertaining to, produced by, or according to nature: inborn: not far-fetched: not acquired: tender: unaffected: in a state of nature, unregenerate: (math.) having 1 as the base of the system, of a function or number: illegitimate: (mus.) according to the usual diatonic scale.—n. an idiot: (mus.) a character which removes the effect of a preceding sharp or flat: a white key in keyboard musical instruments.—adj. Nat′ural-born, native.—n.pl. Naturā′lia, the sexual organs.—n. Naturalisā′tion.—v.t. Nat′uralise, to make natural or easy: to adapt to a different climate or to different conditions of life: to grant the privileges of natural-born subjects to.—ns. Nat′uralism, mere state of nature: a close following of nature, without idealisation, in painting, sculpture, fiction, &c.: the belief that natural religion is of itself sufficient; Nat′uralist, one who studies nature, more particularly zoology and botany: a believer in naturalism.—adj. Naturalist′ic, pertaining to, or in accordance with, nature: belonging to the doctrines of naturalism.—adv. Nat′urally.—n. Nat′uralness.—Natural history, originally the description of all that is in nature, now used of the sciences that deal with the earth and its productions—botany, zoology, and mineralogy, esp. zoology; Natural law, the sense of right and wrong which arises from the constitution of the mind of man, as distinguished from the results of revelation or legislation; Natural numbers, the numbers 1, 2, 3, and upwards; Natural order, in botany, an order or division belonging to the natural system of classification, based on a consideration of all the organs of the plant; Natural philosophy, the science of nature, of the physical properties of bodies: physics; Natural scale, a scale of music written without sharps or flats; Natural science, the science of nature, as distinguished from that of mind (mental and moral science), and from pure science (mathematics); Natural selection, a supposed operation of the laws of nature, the result of which is the 'survival of the fittest,' as if brought about by intelligent design; Natural system, a classification of plants and animals according to real differences in structure; Natural theology, or Natural religion, the body of theological truths discoverable by reason without revelation.
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Rank popularity for the word 'NATURAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #661
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Rank popularity for the word 'NATURAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1535
Rank popularity for the word 'NATURAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #79
The numerical value of NATURAL in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of NATURAL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of NATURAL in a Sentence
Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation (p. 208):
History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.
Conservation and saving wildlife from extinction is our foremost business focus and scientific breakthroughs that have a direct impact on protecting and restoring our natural environment is why we exist, healthy coral reefs are vital to the survival and quality of life of humans and animals, especially here in Florida Reef and throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. We believe it's our responsibility to save the Florida Reef Tract from disappearing.
It's natural to see investors increasingly have different market outlook at this level, you will see more volatility, and sector rotations.
It is natural to let the owners jointly propose a chairman and well ahead of this I want to announce that I will not be available for a next term.
There is a balance between being overly cautious and negligent, when it comes to young children, especially those under 12 years old, the benefit of wearing masks no longer outweighs the risks posed with prolonged mask-wearing in children when community transmission levels are low and there are high levels of immunity (vaccine and natural).
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- natuurlike talentAfrikaans
- فطري, طبيعيArabic
- přírodní, přirozenýCzech
- Naturtalent, naturfarbig, naturwüchsig, natürlich, naturfarbenGerman
- naturales, naturalSpanish
- loomulik, looduslikEstonian
- طبیعی استPersian
- luonteva, luonnonvalkoinen, luonnonvärinen, luonnonlahjakkuus, tavanomainen, normaali, tavallinen, luontainen, luonnonmukainen, luonnollinenFinnish
- normal, naturelFrench
- seachran, nàdarrachScottish Gaelic
- természetes, természetiHungarian
- alamiah, alamIndonesian
- bequadro, naturaleItalian
- 天然, 自然, 当たり前, 当然, ナチュラルJapanese
- dabīgs, normālsLatvian
- urutapu, parakoreMāori
- normaal, natuurlijk, natuurtalentDutch
- naturlig, normalNorwegian
- naturalny, oczywistyPolish
- normal, naturalPortuguese
- naturală, naturalRomanian
- натуральный, естественныйRussian
- prirodan, prirodna, normalno, prirodno, neutralna, nadarenSerbo-Croatian
- doğal, tabii, natürelTurkish
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