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Definition of "natural" []

  • Present in or produced by nature: a natural pearl. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or concerning nature: a natural environment. (adjective)
  • Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature: a natural death. (adjective)
  • Not acquired; inherent: Love of power is natural to some people. (adjective)
  • Having a particular character by nature: a natural leader. (adjective)
  • Of, existing in, or produced by nature (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In accordance with human nature (adjective)
  • As is normal or to be expected; ordinary or logical (adjective)
  • Not acquired; innate (adjective)
  • Being so through innate qualities (adjective)
  • Not supernatural or strange (adjective)
  • Not constrained or affected; genuine or spontaneous (adjective)
  • Not artificially dyed or coloured (adjective)
  • Following or resembling nature or life; lifelike (adjective)
  • Not affected by man or civilization; uncultivated; wild (adjective)
  • Being or made from organic material; not synthetic (adjective)
  • Illegitimate; born out of wedlock (adjective)
  • Not adopted but rather related by blood (adjective)
  • Not sharp or flat (adjective)
  • Denoting a note that is neither sharp nor flat (adjective)
  • (of a key or scale) containing no sharps or flats (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a trumpet, horn, etc, without valves or keys, on which only notes of the harmonic series of the keynote can be obtained (adjective)
  • Determined by inborn conviction (adjective)
  • (of a card) not a joker or wild card (adjective)
  • (of a canasta or sequence) containing no wild cards (adjective)
  • (of a bid in bridge) describing genuine values; not conventional (adjective)
  • Based on the principles and findings of human reason and what is to be learned of God from nature rather than on revelation (adjective)
  • A person or thing regarded as certain to qualify for success, selection, etc (noun)
  • An accidental cancelling a previous sharp or flat (noun)
  • A note affected by this accidental (noun)
  • The combination of an ace with a ten or court card when dealt to a player as his or her first two cards (noun)
  • An imbecile; idiot (noun)

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Use "natural" in a sentence
  • "Not because so many Americans are ignorant bible-thumping bigots, but because they have a healthy and natural aversion to homosexuality - an aversion *placed there by nature* because it isn't *natural* for people of the same gender to have sexual relations."
  • "It might be thought that there is nothing that can be done to begin a discussion of natural law theory in ethics other than to stipulate a meaning for ˜natural law theory™ and to proceed from there."
  • "Most often, ˜non-naturalism™ denotes the metaphysical thesis that moral properties exist and are not identical with or reducible to any natural property or properties in some interesting sense of ˜natural™."