natural

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Natural is on the Basic English 850 List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: năchʹə-rəl or năchʹrəl IPA (key): /ˈnætʃ.ə.rəl/ or /ˈnætʃ.rəl/
  • (US) enPR: năchʹər-əl or năchʹ(ə-)rəl, IPA (key): /ˈnætʃ.ɚ.əl/ or /ˈnætʃ.(ə.)rəl/
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  • Hyphenation: nat‧u‧ral, natu‧ral

Adjective[change]

Positive
natural

Comparative
more natural

Superlative
most natural

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Natural is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
A natural bridge; people didn't make it
  1. Something is natural if people didn't make it.
    Animals, plants and rocks are natural things.
  2. Something is natural if it's the way it usually is, without people changing it, or is a way that is not a surprise.
    It's only natural for you to think that.

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