What is natural?

  • (adj): Functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies.
    Example: "It's the natural thing to happen"; "natural immunity"; "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Natural is a fourth-generation programming language from Software AG. It is largely used for building databases output in plain text form, for example.

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Natural Capital
... Natural capital is the extension of the economic notion of capital (manufactured means of production) to goods and services relating to the natural environment ... Natural capital is thus the stock of natural ecosystems that yields a flow of valuable ecosystem goods or services into the future ... Natural capital may also provide services like recycling wastes or water catchment and erosion control ...
Economy Of Turkey - External Trade and Investment
32% has been invested in Russia, primarily in the natural resources and construction sector, and 46% in Turkey’s Black Sea neighbours, Bulgaria and Romania ... rose to $162.1 billion, mostly due to the rising demand for energy resources like natural gas and crude oil ... Share of natural gas decreased from 74% in 1980 to 30% in 1990 and 12% in 2005 ...
Economy Of Ukraine - Natural Resources
... Ukraine is relatively rich in natural resources, particularly in mineral deposits ... Although oil and natural gas reserves in the country are largely exhausted, it has other important energy sources, such as coal, hydroelectricity and nuclear fuel raw ...
Humanae Vitae - Summary - Appeal To Natural Law and Conclusion
... Public authorities should oppose laws which undermine natural law scientists should further study effective methods of natural birth control doctors should further familiarize themselves with this teaching ... closes with an appeal to observe the natural laws of the Most High God ...
Fossil Fuel - Origin
... Petroleum and natural gas are formed by the anaerobic decomposition of remains of organisms including phytoplankton and zooplankton that settled to the sea (or lake) bottom in large quantities ... Some fuels like natural gas, for instance, contain only very low boiling, gaseous components ... plants also form type III kerogen, a source of natural gas ...

More definitions of "natural":

  • (adj): Being talented through inherited qualities.
    Example: "A natural leader"
    Synonyms: born, innate
  • (adj): (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition.
    Example: "Natural yogurt"; "natural produce"
    Synonyms: raw, rude
  • (adj): In accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature.
    Example: "A very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
  • (adj): Existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation.
    Example: "A natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers"
  • (adj): Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct.
    Example: "A cat's natural aversion to water"
    Synonyms: instinctive
  • (noun): A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat.
    Synonyms: cancel
  • (adj): Related by blood; not adopted.
    Example: "Natural parent"
  • (adj): Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical.
    Example: "A perfectly natural explanation"
  • (adj): Of a key containing no sharps or flats.
    Example: "B natural"
  • (adj): Unaffected and natural looking.
    Example: "A natural reaction"
    Synonyms: lifelike
  • (noun): Someone regarded as certain to succeed.
    Example: "He's a natural for the job"
  • (noun): (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake.

Famous quotes containing the word natural:

    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men’s failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal’s natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle?
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    No Vice or Wickedness, which People fall into from Indulgence to Desires which are natural to all, ought to place them below the Compassion of the virtuous Part of the World; which indeed often makes me a little apt to suspect the Sincerity of their Virtue, who are too warmly provoked at other Peoples personal Sins.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)