Definition of natural
What does the word natural mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Based on the innate moral sense, instinctive, (n. law, justice); constituted by nature (n. DAY, year; in Mus., n. note or key, not sharp or flat, so B n., F n., &c., n. scale, without accidentals; in Sci., n. classification, orders with abbr. N.O., &c., esp. in Bot. of Jussieu\'s arrangement of species according to likeness as opp. Linnaeus\'s sexual system); normal, conformable to the ordinary course of nature, not exceptional or miraculous or irregular, (n. MAGIC; n. death, by age or disease, not accident, poison, or violence); not enlightened or communicated by revelation (the n. man; n. religion, theology); physically existing, not spiritual or intellectual or fictious, concerned with physical things, (the n. world; one\'s n. life, duration of one\'s life on earth; n. law); existing in or by nature, not artificial, innate, inherent, self-sown, uncultivated; life-like; unaffected, easy-mannered, not disfigured or disguised; not surprising, to be expected; consonant or easy to (comes n. to him); destined to be such by nature (n. enemies, antithesis); so related by nature only, illegitimate, (n. son, child, brother, &c.); dealing with nature as a study (n. history, study of animal life, esp. as set forth for popular use, also aggregate of facts about the natural objects or the characteristics of a place or class; n. historian, writer on n. history; n. philosophy, physics; n. philosopher, physicist; n. SCIENCE); n.-born, having the character or position by birth; hence naturalness n. (N.) person half-witted from birth; (Mus.) n. note, white key in piano; hand making 21 as first dealt in vingt-et-un. [Latin]