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Meaning of NATURAL

Pronunciation:  'nachurul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  2. [n]  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  3. [n]  someone regarded as certain to succeed; "he's a natural for the job"
  4. [adj]  unaffected and natural looking; "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction"
  5. [adj]  being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"
  6. [adj]  related by blood; not adopted; "natural parent"
  7. [adj]  in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
  8. [adj]  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"
  9. [adj]  existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation"
  10. [adj]  (music) of a key containing no sharps or flats; "B natural"
  11. [adj]  (biology) 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"
  12. [adj]  (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
  13. [adj]  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"

NATURAL is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: biological, born(p), cancel, earthy, elemental, fresh(a), innate(p), instinctive, intelligent, lifelike, normal, physical, raw(a), rude(a), self-generated, spontaneous, unaffected, unbleached, uncolored, undyed, unprocessed
 Antonyms: artificial, flat, sharp, supernatural, unnatural, unreal
 See Also: achiever, cast, musical notation, natural, roll, succeeder, success, winner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nat"u*ral\ (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr.
    L. naturalis, fr. natura. See {Nature}.]
    1. 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.
             With strong natural sense, and rare force of will.
    2. 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.
             What can be more natural than the circumstances in
             the behavior of those women who had lost their
             husbands on this fatal day?           --Addison.
    3. 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.
             I call that natural religion which men might know .
             . . by the mere principles of reason, improved by
             consideration and experience, without the help of
             revelation.                           --Bp. Wilkins.
    4. Conformed to truth or reality; as:
       (a) Springing from true sentiment; not artifical or
           exaggerated; -- said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a
           natural gesture, tone, etc.
       (b) Resembling the object imitated; true to nature;
           according to the life; -- said of anything copied or
           imitated; as, a portrait is natural.
    5. Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to
       one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
             To leave his wife, to leave his babes, . . . He
             wants the natural touch.              --Shak.
    6. Connected by the ties of consanguinity. ``Natural
       friends.'' --J. H. Newman.
    7. Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock;
       illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child.
    8. Of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as
       contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which
       is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate.
             The natural man receiveth not the things of the
             Spirit of God.                        --1 Cor. ii.
    9. (Math.) 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.
    10. (Mus.)
        (a) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human
            throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
        (b) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat
            nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.
        (c) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which
            moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but
            little from the original key. --Moore (Encyc. of
    {Natural day}, the space of twenty-four hours. --Chaucer.
    {Natural fats}, {Natural gas}, etc. See under {Fat}, {Gas}.
    {Natural Harmony} (Mus.), the harmony of the triad or common
    {Natural history}, in its broadest sense, a history or
       description of nature as a whole, incuding the sciences of
       {botany}, {zo["o]logy}, {geology}, {mineralogy},
       {paleontology}, {chemistry}, and {physics}. In recent
       usage the term is often restricted to the sciences of
       botany and zo["o]logy collectively, and sometimes to the
       science of zoology alone.
    {Natural law}, that instinctive sense of justice and of right
       and wrong, which is native in mankind, as distinguished
       from specifically revealed divine law, and formulated
       human law.
    {Natural modulation} (Mus.), transition from one key to its
       relative keys.
    {Natural order}. (Nat. Hist.) See under {order}.
    {Natural person}. (Law) See under {person}, n.
    {Natural philosophy}, originally, the study of nature in
       general; in modern usage, that branch of physical science,
       commonly called {physics}, which treats of the phenomena
       and laws of matter and considers those effects only which
       are unaccompanied by any change of a chemical nature; --
       contrasted with mental and moral philosophy.
    {Natural scale} (Mus.), a scale which is written without
       flats or sharps. Model would be a preferable term, as less
       likely to mislead, the so-called artificial scales (scales
       represented by the use of flats and sharps) being equally
       natural with the so-called natural scale
    {Natural science}, natural history, in its broadest sense; --
       used especially in contradistinction to mental or moral
    {Natural selection} (Biol.), a supposed operation of natural
       laws analogous, in its operation and results, to designed
       selection in breeding plants and animals, and resulting in
       the survival of the fittest. The theory of natural
       selection supposes that this has been brought about mainly
       by gradual changes of environment which have led to
       corresponding changes of structure, and that those forms
       which have become so modified as to be best adapted to the
       changed environment have tended to survive and leave
       similarly adapted descendants, while those less perfectly
       adapted have tended to die out though lack of fitness for
       the environment, thus resulting in the survival of the
       fittest. See {Darwinism}.
    {Natural system} (Bot. & Zo["o]l.), a classification based
       upon real affinities, as shown in the structure of all
       parts of the organisms, and by their embryology.
             It should be borne in mind that the natural system
             of botany is natural only in the constitution of its
             genera, tribes, orders, etc., and in its grand
             divisions.                            --Gray.
    {Natural theology}, or {Natural religion}, that part of
       theological science which treats of those evidences of the
       existence and attributes of the Supreme Being which are
       exhibited in nature; -- distinguished from revealed
       religion. See Quotation under {Natural}, a., 3.
    {Natural vowel}, the vowel sound heard in urn, furl, sir,
       her, etc.; -- so called as being uttered in the easiest
       open position of the mouth organs. See {Neutral vowel},
       under {Neutral} and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect] 17.
    Syn: See {Native}.
  2. \Nat"u*ral\ (?; 135), n.
    1. A native; an aboriginal. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.
    2. pl. Natural gifts, impulses, etc. [Obs.] --Fuller.
    3. One born without the usual powers of reason or
       understanding; an idiot. ``The minds of naturals.''
    4. (Mus.) A character [[natural]] used to contradict, or to
       remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded
       it, and to restore the unaltered note.
Computing Dictionary

An integrated 4gl from software ag, Germany. The menu-driven version is SUPER/NATURAL.

Natural 2 is a major upgrade to Natural 1.

Version 2.1.7 in the MVS environment (June 1995, also available for Unix).

Natural works with db2 and various other databases, but Natural and adabas normally go together. There are many products available in the "Natural" family, including SuperNatural, Natural for Windows, Entire Connection (enables up/downloading and interaction with excel) and Esperant.

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