natural endowment


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Noun1.natural endowment - natural abilities or qualitiesnatural endowment - natural abilities or qualities  
natural ability - ability that is inherited
hang, knack, bent - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
flair, genius - a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"
raw talent - powerfully impressive talent
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Ordering meals, directing servants, paying bills, and so contriving that every clock ticked more or less accurately in time, and a number of vases were always full of fresh flowers was supposed to be a natural endowment of hers, and, indeed, Mrs.
And hence the differences between men in natural endowment are insignificant in comparison with their common wealth.
A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
So large, indeed, appear to be his natural endowments that we cannot feel as if even thirty volumes would have come near to exhausting them.
But you have talents, Arthur - natural endowments both of heart and mind and temper, such as many a better Christian would be glad to possess, if you would only employ them in God's service.
Investments in education and health sectors mean formation of human capital that can tap the province's natural endowment.
Jiangsu and Abu Dhabi are highly complementary to each other in terms of natural endowment, economic structure and industrial systems, bearing the common wishes to speed up industrial structural adjustment and promote economic transformation and upgrading," said Huang Lixin, vice governor of Jiangsu.
2) This very favorable natural endowment contrasts with the poor performance of the sector in the region.
While most Americans are likely comfortable with the idea of an artificial hippocampus being used to replace one that has been injured or damaged, a recent Pew study indicates far fewer would agree with the use of such devices for augmenting human capabilities beyond their natural endowment.
We recognize that capital in this sense is a produced good, but it is entirely possible that our capital would instead be a natural endowment, as for example the lush waters around a tropical paradise, teeming with fish and watering the explosion of sugary fruits and vegetables.
Different in natural endowment and development level, China and Arab countries are all in an important development stage," China's new policy paper said.
For the many resource-based economies in Africa to achieve structural economic transformation, revamping national comparative advantage in terms of abundant natural endowment into competitive advantage is critical.