What is natural?

  • (adj): Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct.
    Example: "A cat's natural aversion to water"
    Synonyms: instinctive
    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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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 ... but imports 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 ... The encyclical 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 ... Some fuels like natural gas, for instance, contain only very low boiling, gaseous components ... also form type III kerogen, a source of natural gas ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "natural":

  • (noun): A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat.
    Synonyms: cancel
  • (adj): Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical.
    Example: "A perfectly natural explanation"
  • (adj): Unaffected and natural looking.
    Example: "A natural reaction"
    Synonyms: lifelike
  • (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): Being talented through inherited qualities.
    Example: "A natural leader"
    Synonyms: born, innate
  • (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"
  • (noun): (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake.
  • (adj): Related by blood; not adopted.
    Example: "Natural parent"
  • (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"
  • (adj): (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition.
    Example: "Natural yogurt"; "natural produce"
    Synonyms: raw, rude
  • (noun): Someone regarded as certain to succeed.
    Example: "He's a natural for the job"
  • (adj): Of a key containing no sharps or flats.
    Example: "B natural"

Famous quotes containing the word natural:

    “You, that have not lived in thought but deed,
    Can have the purity of a natural force,
    But I, whose virtues are the definitions
    Of the analytic mind, can neither close
    The eye of the mind nor keep my tongue from speech.”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    PLAYING SHOULD BE FUN! In our great eagerness to teach our children we studiously look for “educational” toys, games with built-in lessons, books with a “message.” Often these “tools” are less interesting and stimulating than the child’s natural curiosity and playfulness. Play is by its very nature educational. And it should be pleasurable. When the fun goes out of play, most often so does the learning.
    Joanne E. Oppenheim (20th century)

    Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
    Ann Oakley (b. 1944)