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English adjective: natural

1. natural in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature


SamplesA very natural development.
Our natural environment.
Natural science.
Natural resources.
Natural cliffs.
Natural phenomena.


Similarearthy


See alsonatural, natural


Attributenaturalness


Antonymsunnatural

2. natural existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation


SamplesA natural pearl.
Natural gas.
Natural silk.
Natural blonde hair.
A natural sweetener.
Natural fertilizers.


Similarunbleached, uncolored, undyed


See alsonatural


Antonymsartificial, unreal

3. natural existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical


SamplesA perfectly natural explanation.


Similarphysical


Antonymssupernatural

4. natural functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies


SamplesIt's the natural thing to happen.
Natural immunity.
A grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild.


Similarnormal


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Antonymsabnormal, unnatural

5. natural (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone


SamplesA natural scale.
B natural.


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsflat, sharp

6. natural unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct


SamplesA cat's natural aversion to water.
Offering to help was as instinctive as breathing.


Synonymsinstinctive


Similarself-generated, spontaneous


Antonymsinduced

7. natural (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes


SamplesNatural yogurt.
Natural produce.
Raw wool.
Raw sugar.
Bales of rude cotton.


Synonymsraw, rude


Similarunprocessed


Antonymsprocessed

8. natural related by blood; not adopted


Similarbiological


Antonymsadoptive

9. natural being talented through inherited qualities


SamplesA natural leader.
A born musician.
An innate talent.


Synonymsborn, innate


Similarintelligent


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

10. natural free from artificiality


SamplesA lifelike pose.
A natural reaction.


Synonymslifelike


Similarunaffected


Antonymsaffected, unnatural


English noun: natural

1. natural (person) someone regarded as certain to succeed


SamplesHe's a natural for the job.


Broader (hypernym)achiever, succeeder, success, winner

2. natural (communication) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat


Synonymscancel


Broader (hypernym)musical notation

3. natural (act) (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake


Broader (hypernym)cast, roll


Domain categorycraps









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