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naturally

[nach-er-uh-lee, -uh l-lee, nach-ruh-lee, -ruh l-lee] /ˈnætʃ ər ə li, -əl li, ˈnætʃ rə li, -rəl li/
adverb
1.
in a natural or normal manner.
2.
by nature; innately or inherently.
3.
of course; as would be expected; needless to say.
Origin of naturally
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at natural, -ly
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naturally

/ˈnætʃrəlɪ; -tʃərə-/
adverb
1.
in a natural or normal way
2.
through nature; inherently; instinctively
adverb, sentence substitute
3.
of course; surely
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Word Origin and History for naturally
adv.

late 13c., "inherently, intrinsically, characteristically," from natural + -ly (2). From late 14c. as "in accord with natural law;" also "normally; usually, expectedly; as a matter of course, consequently, understandably." The notion is "as a natural result." From early 15c. as "without artificial assistance, by a natural process."

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