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Artificial vs. Natural

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Artificialadjective

Man-made; of artifice.

‘The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.’;

Naturaladjective

That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.

‘The species will be under threat if its natural habitat is destroyed.’;

Artificialadjective

False, misleading.

‘Her manner was somewhat artificial.’;

Naturaladjective

Of or relating to nature.

‘In the natural world the fit tend to live on while the weak perish.’;

Artificialadjective

Unnatural.

Naturaladjective

Without artificial additives.

‘Natural food is healthier than processed food.’;

Artificialadjective

Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.

‘Artificial strifeLives in these touches, livelier than life.’;

Naturaladjective

As expected; reasonable.

‘It's natural for business to be slow on Tuesdays.’; ‘His prison sentence was the natural consequence of a life of crime.’;

Artificialadjective

Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.

Naturaladjective

(music) Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted ♮.

‘There's a wrong note here: it should be C natural instead of C sharp.’;

Artificialadjective

Artful; cunning; crafty.

Naturaladjective

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

Artificialadjective

Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.

Naturaladjective

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

Artificialadjective

contrived by art rather than nature;

‘artificial flowers’; ‘artificial flavoring’; ‘an artificial diamond’; ‘artificial fibers’; ‘artificial sweeteners’;

Naturaladjective

(math) Having 1 as the base of the system, of a function or number.

Artificialadjective

artificially formal;

‘that artificial humility that her husband hated’; ‘contrived coyness’; ‘a stilted letter of acknowledgment’; ‘when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation’;

Naturaladjective

Without, or prior to, modification or adjustment.

‘the natural motion of a gravitating body’; ‘The chairs were all natural oak but the table had a lurid finish.’; ‘So-called second-generation silicone breast implants looked and felt more like the natural breast.’;

Artificialadjective

not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Naturaladjective

(dice) The result of a dice roll before bonuses or penalties are added to or subtracted from the result.

Artificialadjective

made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural

‘an artificial limb’; ‘artificial flowers’; ‘her skin glowed in the artificial light’;

Naturaladjective

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

Artificialadjective

(of a situation or concept) not existing naturally; contrived or false

‘the artificial division of people into age groups’;

Naturaladjective

(obsolete) Connected by the ties of consanguinity.

Artificialadjective

(of a person or their behaviour) insincere or affected

‘she gave an artificial smile’;

Naturaladjective

(obsolete) Born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard.

‘a natural child’;

Artificialadjective

(of a bid) conventional as opposed to natural

‘the Italian team began with an artificial club’;

Naturaladjective

(of sexual intercourse) Without a condom.

‘We made natural love.’;

Naturaladjective

(bridge) Bidding in an intuitive way that reflects one's actual hand.

Naturalnoun

A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.

Naturalnoun

(music) A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol ♮ used to indicate such a note.

Naturalnoun

One with an innate talent at or for something.

‘He's a natural on the saxophone.’;

Naturalnoun

An almost white colour, with tints of grey, yellow or brown; originally that of natural fabric.

Naturalnoun

(archaic) One with a simple mind; a fool or idiot.

Naturalnoun

One's natural life.

Naturalnoun

A hairstyle for people with afro-textured hair in which the hair is not straightened or otherwise treated.

Naturalnoun

(algebra) Closed under submodules, direct sums, and injective hulls.

Naturaladjective

Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; innate; not artificial, 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.

‘With strong natural sense, and rare force of will.’;

Naturaladjective

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; anger is a natural response to insult.

‘What can be more natural than the circumstances in the behavior of those women who had lost their husbands on this fatal day?’;

Naturaladjective

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.

‘I call that natural religion which men might know . . . by the mere principles of reason, improved by consideration and experience, without the help of revelation.’;

Naturaladjective

Conformed to truth or reality

Naturaladjective

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

‘To leave his wife, to leave his babes, . . . He wants the natural touch.’;

Naturaladjective

Connected by the ties of consanguinity.

Naturaladjective

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

Naturaladjective

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.

‘The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God.’;

Naturaladjective

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

Naturaladjective

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

Naturaladjective

Existing in nature or created by the forces of nature, in contrast to production by man; not made, manufactured, or processed by humans; as, a natural ruby; a natural bridge; natural fibers; a deposit of natural calcium sulfate. Opposed to artificial, man-made, manufactured, processed and synthetic.

Naturaladjective

Not processed or refined; in the same statre as that existing in nature; as, natural wood; natural foods.

Naturalnoun

A native; an aboriginal.

Naturalnoun

Natural gifts, impulses, etc.

Naturalnoun

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

Naturalnoun

A character [

Naturalnoun

A person who has an innate talent that makes success in some specific endeavor, such as sports, much easier than for others; as, Pele was a natural in soccer.

Naturalnoun

someone regarded as certain to succeed;

‘he's a natural for the job’;

Naturalnoun

a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

Naturalnoun

(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

Naturaladjective

in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature;

‘a very natural development’; ‘our natural environment’; ‘natural science’; ‘natural resources’; ‘natural cliffs’; ‘natural phenomena’;

Naturaladjective

existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation;

‘a natural pearl’; ‘natural gas’; ‘natural silk’; ‘natural blonde hair’; ‘a natural sweetener’; ‘natural fertilizers’;

Naturaladjective

existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical;

‘a perfectly natural explanation’;

Naturaladjective

functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies;

‘it's the natural thing to happen’; ‘natural immunity’; ‘a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild’;

Naturaladjective

of a key containing no sharps or flats;

‘B natural’; ‘C sharp’;

Naturaladjective

unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct;

‘a cat's natural aversion to water’; ‘offering to help was as instinctive as breathing’;

Naturaladjective

(used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition;

‘natural yogurt’; ‘natural produce’; ‘raw wool’; ‘raw sugar’; ‘bales of rude cotton’;

Naturaladjective

related by blood; not adopted;

‘natural parent’;

Naturaladjective

being talented through inherited qualities;

‘a natural leader’; ‘a born musician’; ‘an innate talent’;

Naturaladjective

unaffected and natural looking;

‘a lifelike pose’; ‘a natural reaction’;

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