|a.||1.||Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; innate; not artificial, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; |
|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; |
|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; |
|4.||Conformed to truth or reality|
|5.||Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.|
|6.||Connected by the ties of consanguinity.|
|7.||Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; |
|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.|
|9.||(Math.) Belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; - said of certain functions or numbers; |
|10.||(Mus.) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.|
|11.||Existing in nature or created by the forces of nature, in contrast to production by man; not made, manufactured, or processed by humans; |
|12.||Not processed or refined; in the same statre as that existing in nature; |
|n.||1.||A native; an aboriginal.|
|2.||Natural gifts, impulses, etc.|
|3.||One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.|
|4.||(Mus.) A character [|
|5.||A person who has an innate talent that makes success in some specific endeavor, such as sports, much easier than for others; |
|Noun||1.||natural - someone regarded as certain to succeed; "he's a natural for the job"|
|2.||natural - a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat|
|3.||natural - (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake|
|Adj.||1.||natural - in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"|
unnatural - not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death"
|2.||natural - 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.||natural - existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation"|
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
|4.||natural - 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"|
|5.||natural - of a key containing no sharps or flats; "B natural"|
|6.||natural - unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"|
|7.||natural - (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"|
|8.||natural - related by blood; not adopted; "natural parent"|
|9.||natural - being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"|
|10.||natural - unaffected and natural looking; "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction"|
SERVITUDES, NATURAL, civil law. Those servitudes which arise in consequence
of the nature of the soil.
2. By law the inferior heritages, are submitted in relation to the natural flow of waters, and the like, to the superior. An inferior field is, therefore, subject to the injury or prejudice which the situation of the ground, in its natural state, way cause it.
|NATURAL - 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.