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natural

na chuh ruhl

  • n  someone regarded as certain to succeed
    he's a natural for the job
  • n  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  • n  (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  • a  in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
    a very natural development
    our natural environment
    natural science
    natural resources
    natural cliffs
    natural phenomena
  • a  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
  • a  existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
    a perfectly natural explanation
  • s  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
  • a  (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
    a natural scale
    B natural
  • s  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    a cat's natural aversion to water
  • s  (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural yogurt
    natural produce
  • s  related by blood; not adopted
  • s  being talented through inherited qualities
    a natural leader
  • s  free from artificiality
    a natural reaction

  • The church has been particularly aggressive in promoting natural family planning throughout the Third World.
  • We have more natural gas than we need, and potentially more than we can store.
  • Demand for natural gas is increasing.
News & Articles

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  • Barack Obama in Politico
    As I said yesterday, every day that this leak continues is an assault on the people of the Gulf Coast region, their livelihoods, and the natural bounty that belongs to all of us,Obama said in a statement.
  • Graeme McDowell in New York Times
    I'd be lying if I hadn't thought about picking up the trophy on Sunday afternoon,he said. "I think that's only natural."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Telegraph.co.uk
    On Wednesday, Mrs Clinton responded by insisting that all settlement activity be halted - "not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions".

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