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Dictionary definition for: Natural

1. (a) 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. (n) someone regarded as certain to succeed; "he''s a natural for the job"

3. (n) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

4. (a) 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"

5. (a) existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation"

6. (n) (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

7. (s) 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"

8. (a) of a key containing no sharps or flats; "B natural"

9. (s) unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat''s natural aversion to water" "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"

10. (s) (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt" "natural produce" "raw wool" "raw sugar" "bales of rude cotton"

11. (s) related by blood; not adopted; "natural parent"

12. (s) being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader" "a born musician" "an innate talent"

13. (s) unaffected and natural looking; "a lifelike pose" "a natural reaction"

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