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Neutral vs. Natural

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Neutraladjective

Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.

Naturaladjective

That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.

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

Neutraladjective

Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.

‘I am neutral regarding the issue of gay marriage.’;

Naturaladjective

Of or relating to nature.

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

Neutraladjective

(grammar) Neither positive nor negative.

Naturaladjective

Without artificial additives.

‘Natural food is healthier than processed food.’;

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Neutraladjective

Neither beneficial nor harmful.

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.’;

Neutraladjective

(biology) Having no sex; neuter.

Naturaladjective

(music) Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted ♮.

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

Neutraladjective

Having no obvious colour; gray

Naturaladjective

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

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Neutraladjective

(physics) Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.

Naturaladjective

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

Neutraladjective

(chemistry) Having a pH near 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.

Naturaladjective

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

Neutralnoun

A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.

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.’;

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Neutralnoun

A person who takes no side in a dispute.

Naturaladjective

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

Neutralnoun

An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).

Naturaladjective

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

Neutralnoun

A neutral hue.

Naturaladjective

(obsolete) Connected by the ties of consanguinity.

Neutralnoun

The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.

Naturaladjective

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

‘a natural child’;

Neutralnoun

An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.

Naturaladjective

(of sexual intercourse) Without a condom.

‘We made natural love.’;

Neutraladjective

Not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent.

‘The heart can not possibly remain neutral, but constantly takes part one way or the other.’;

Naturaladjective

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

Neutraladjective

Neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced.

‘Some things good, and some things ill, do seem,And neutral some, in her fantastic eye.’;

Naturalnoun

A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.

Neutraladjective

Neuter. See Neuter, a., 3.

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.

Neutraladjective

Having neither acid nor basic properties; unable to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; - said of certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid, and alkaline.

Naturalnoun

One with an innate talent at or for something.

‘He's a natural on the saxophone.’;

Neutralnoun

A person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral.

‘The neutral, as far as commerce extends, becomes a party in the war.’;

Naturalnoun

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

Neutralnoun

one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute

Naturalnoun

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

Neutraladjective

neither moral nor immoral; neither good nor evil, right nor wrong

Naturalnoun

One's natural life.

Neutraladjective

having no personal preference;

‘impersonal criticism’; ‘a neutral observer’;

Naturalnoun

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

Neutraladjective

having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active;

‘inert matter’; ‘an indifferent chemical in a reaction’;

Naturalnoun

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

Neutraladjective

not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

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.’;

Neutraladjective

having a positive electric charge;

‘protons are positive’;

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?’;

Neutraladjective

lacking hue;

‘neutral colors like back or white’;

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.’;

Neutraladjective

characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.;

‘a positive attitude’; ‘the reviews were all positive’; ‘a positive benefit’; ‘a positive demand’;

Naturaladjective

Conformed to truth or reality

Neutraladjective

lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics;

‘a neutral personality that made no impression whatever’;

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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