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Definition of "naturalness" []

  • Of, existing in, or produced by nature (adjective)
  • 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)
  • The state or quality of being natural. (noun)

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  • Of a picture or recording, likeness to the original. (noun)

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Use "naturalness" in a sentence
  • "Aware, however, that the term naturalness would lead to a deeper disquisition than I here mean to enter upon, I shall take it in its common meaning, as it represents the common aspect of nature."
  • "Of course, this naturalness is an illusion (a transcript of thought and conversation would yield mostly a slop of imprecision and repetition), but O'Nan's fingerprints are unobtrusive."
  • "To watch them emerge, as Ms. Plimpton allows them to do sparingly, and with perfect naturalness, is to recognize the art she brings to this performance."