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Adjective: natural  na-chu-rul
  1. In accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
    "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
  2. 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"
  3. (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"
  4. Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    "a cat's natural aversion to water";
    - instinctive, instinctual, gut
  5. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    "natural yogurt";
    - raw, rude
  6. Being talented through inherited qualities
    "a natural leader";
    - born, innate
  7. Free from artificiality
    "a natural reaction";
    - lifelike
  8. Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
    "a perfectly natural explanation"
  9. (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
    "a natural scale"; "B natural"
  10. (of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related
    "natural parent";
    - biological
Noun: natural  na-chu-rul
  1. Someone regarded as certain to succeed
    "he's a natural for the job"
  2. A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    - cancel
  3. (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

Derived forms: naturals

See also: begotten [archaic], earthy, intelligent, naturalness, normal, physical, self-generated, spontaneous, unaffected, unbleached, uncolored [US], uncoloured [Brit, Cdn], undyed, unprocessed

Type of: achiever, cast, musical notation, roll, succeeder, success, winner

Antonym: flat, sharp, supernatural, unnatural, unreal

Encyclopedia: Natural, Everyday Degradation