natural action


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Noun1.natural action - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)natural action - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
radiation - the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
absorption - (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium; "the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"
acidification - the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
adiabatic process - (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
aeration - the process of exposing to air (so as to purify); "the aeration of the soil"
antiredeposition - the process of preventing redeposition
capture - any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
capture - a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
centrifugation - the process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
chromatography - a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
concretion - the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
condensation - the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
convection - (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
clotting, coagulation, curdling - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
demagnetisation, demagnetization - the process of removing magnetization
desorption - changing from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
diffusion - (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
dissolution, disintegration - separation into component parts
distillation, distillment - the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
drift - the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
effervescence - the process of bubbling as gas escapes
cataphoresis, dielectrolysis, electrophoresis, ionophoresis - the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
ecesis, establishment - (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
extinction - the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
feedback - the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
filtration - the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
flocculation - the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
formation - natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
fossilisation, fossilization - the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
curing, solidification, solidifying, hardening, set - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
inactivation - the process of rendering inactive; "the gene inactivation system"; "thermal inactivation of serum samples"
ion exchange - a process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solid; widely used in industrial processing
ionisation, ionization - the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas
leach, leaching - the process of leaching
magnetic induction, magnetisation, magnetization - the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
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The natural action of the wind-pressure takes the paper along the string, and so up to the kite itself, no matter how high or how far it may have gone.
Still, I did not augur ill from his silence: to me it looked like the natural action of a lover, who, even while his heart was singing "She is mine
And this hapless Lizaveta was so simple and had been so thoroughly crushed and scared that she did not even raise a hand to guard her face, though that was the most necessary and natural action at the moment, for the axe was raised over her face.
Such a very natural action, too, if you come to think of it.
gathered about human interaction - most notably that touch is a natural action
He perceived a threat and said his natural action was to use a clenched fist to hit him.
3 By protecting the natural action of the Contractor is understood through suitably equipped (weapons, coercive measures) and trained security personnel, designed to prevent the crimes and offenses against property unit, preventing the formation damage
With the Fujitsu Laboratories-developed wearable device, users can receive work instructions and other information, just by taking the natural action of touching an object.
I opted for my natural action," said Usman, who impressed the selectors with his bowling for Pakistan under-19 and under-23 teams.
In the light of the distinctions made, it can be tempting to assimilate natural resulting to any other natural action.
Ethics cannot be delegated; they should be a natural action even at the top management levels.
He seems to have even lost his natural action and not just his effectiveness," he said.