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Natural meaning

natural - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  2. 2. of a key containing no sharps or flats; " B natural"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Conformed to truth or reality
  8. 8. Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
  9. 9. Connected by the ties of consanguinity.
  10. 10. Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
  11. 11. Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.
  12. 12. Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key.
  13. 13. A native; an aboriginal.
  14. 14. Natural gifts, impulses, etc.
  15. 15. Springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; - said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc.
  16. 16. Resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; - said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. gifts, impulses, etc.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Pertaining to, produced by, or according to, nature, not affected or artificial.

natural - examples of usage

  1. Why, nothing could be more natural. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. I remembered how natural it had seemed that he should not be able to see. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. The turn of words seemed perfectly natural. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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