natural

[ nach-er-uhl, nach-ruhl ]
/ ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. natta,
  2. natter,
  3. natterjack,
  4. natty,
  5. natura non facit saltum,
  6. natural aids,
  7. natural antibody,
  8. natural bridge,
  9. natural child,
  10. natural childbirth

Origin of natural

1300–50; Middle English < Latin nātūrālis (see nature, -al1); replacing Middle English naturel < Middle French < Latin, as above

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for naturalness

natural

/ (ˈnætʃrəl, -tʃərəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsnaturalness, noun

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Word Origin and History for naturalness
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Idioms and Phrases with naturalness

natural

see under big as life.

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