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natural

adjective  us   /ˈnætʃ·ər·əl/

natural adjective (NOT ARTIFICIAL)

from nature; not artificial or involving anything made or caused by people: Cotton is a natural fiber. He died of natural causes (= because he was old or ill). Floods and earthquakes are natural disasters. If food or drink is described as natural, it means it has no artificial chemical substances added to it.

natural adjective (BORN WITH)

having an ability or characteristic because you were born with it: a natural athlete a natural blonde

natural adjective (EXPECTED)

to be expected; usual: a natural reaction [+ to infinitive] It’s only natural to be upset when your dog dies.

natural adjective (MUSIC)

music /ˈnætʃ·ər·əl/ [not gradable] (of written music) having no sharp or flat : a B natural a natural scale

natural

noun [C]  us   /ˈnætʃ·ər·əl/

natural noun [C] (MUSIC)

music /ˈnætʃ·ər·əl/ a mark in written music that shows that a note should return to its original pitch

natural noun [C] (PERSON BORN WITH)

infml a person born with the characteristics or abilities needed for doing something: She won’t have any trouble learning to ride a horse – she’s a natural.
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