Definition of natural noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnætʃrəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætʃrəl//
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  1. 1natural (for something) a person who is very good at something without having to learn how to do it, or who is perfectly suited for a particular job She took to flying like a natural. He's a natural for the role.
  2. in music
  3. 2 a normal musical note, not its sharp or flat form. The written symbol is (♮).
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘having a certain status by birth’): from Old French, from Latin naturalis, from natura ‘birth, nature, quality’, from nat- ‘born’, from the verb nasci.Word Familynature nounnatural adjective (unnatural)naturally adverb (unnaturally)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: natural