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Spontaneous meaning

spontaneous - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proportion.
  2. 2. Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth.
  3. 3. Produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood.
  4. 4. Spontsneity.
  5. 5. Voluntary; self- impelled; produced of itself.

spontaneous - examples of usage

  1. They are almost as active as the birds, but their activity is forced and not spontaneous; like most Anglo- Indian officials they literally earn their bread by the sweat of the brow.
  2. Ordinarily cases show no tendency to spontaneous cure. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. It is held to occur spontaneously in the cow, but this is altogether improbable, and so- called spontaneous cases are rather to be looked on as instances in which the germs have been preserved dry in the buildings or introduced in some unknown manner. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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