naturally

[ nach-er-uh-lee, -uhl-lee, nach-ruh-lee, -ruhl-lee ]
/ ˈnætʃ ər ə li, -əl li, ˈnætʃ rə li, -rəl li /

adverb

in a natural or normal manner.
by nature; innately or inherently.
of course; as would be expected; needless to say.

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Origin of naturally

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at natural, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for naturally

naturally
/ (ˈnætʃrəlɪ, -tʃərə-) /

adverb

in a natural or normal way
through nature; inherently; instinctively

adverb, sentence substitute

of course; surely
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