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Natural

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(1):

(a.) Resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; - said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural.

(2):

(a.) Of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate.

(3):

(a.) Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color.

(4):

(a.) Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death.

(5):

(a.) Having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology.

(6):

(a.) Conformed to truth or reality

(7):

(a.) Springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; - said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc.

(8):

(n.) A native; an aboriginal.

(9):

(a.) Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.

(10):

(a.) Connected by the ties of consanguinity.

(11):

(a.) Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child.

(12):

(a.) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key.

(13):

(a.) Belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; - said or certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1.

(14):

(a.) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.

(15):

(a.) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.

(16):

(n.) Natural gifts, impulses, etc.

(17):

(n.) A character [/] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note.

(18):

(n.) One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Natural'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/n/natural.html. 1828.

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the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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