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natural gas

n. Abbr. NG
A mixture of hydrocarbon gases that occurs with petroleum deposits, principally methane together with varying quantities of ethane, propane, butane, and other gases, and is used as a fuel and in the manufacture of organic compounds.

natural gas

n
(Chemistry) a gaseous mixture consisting mainly of methane trapped below ground; used extensively as a fuel

nat′ural gas′


n.
a combustible mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons that accumulates in porous sedimentary rocks: used as a fuel and to make carbon black, acetylene, and synthesis gas.
[1815–25]

nat·u·ral gas

(năch′ər-əl)
A mixture of hydrocarbon gases that occurs naturally beneath the Earth's surface, often with or near petroleum deposits. Natural gas contains mostly methane, but also has varying amounts of ethane, propane, butane, and nitrogen. It is used as a fuel and in making organic compounds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural gas - a fossil fuel in the gaseous statenatural gas - a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
fossil fuel - fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
methane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Translations
zemní plyn
naturgas
tergaso
maakaasu
prirodni plin
földgáz
jarîgas
gas naturalebenzinagas esilarante
天然ガス市ガスしガスてんねんガス
천연 가스
zemný plyn
naturgas
ก๊าซธรรมชาติ
khí tự nhiên

natural gas

ngas m metano

natural

(ˈnӕtʃərəl) adjective
1. of or produced by nature, not made by men. Coal, oil etc are natural resources; Wild animals are happier in their natural state than in a zoo.
2. born in a person. natural beauty; He had a natural ability for music.
3. (of manner) simple, without pretence. a nice, natural smile.
4. normal; as one would expect. It's quite natural for a boy of his age to be interested in girls.
5. of a musical note, not sharp or flat. G natural is lower in pitch than G sharp.
noun
1. a person who is naturally good at something.
2. in music (a sign ( ) indicating) a note which is not to be played sharp or flat.
ˈnaturalist noun
a person who studies animal and plant life.
ˈnaturally adverb
1. of course; as one would expect. Naturally I didn't want to risk missing the train.
2. by nature; as a natural characteristic. She is naturally kind.
3. normally; in a relaxed way. Although he was nervous, he behaved quite naturally.
natural gas
gas suitable for burning, found underground or under the sea.
natural history
the study of plants and animals.
natural resources
sources of energy, wealth etc which occur naturally and are not made by man, eg coal, oil, forests etc.

natural gas

غَازٌ طَبِيعِيٌّ zemní plyn naturgas Erdgas φυσικό αέριο gas natural maakaasu gaz naturel prirodni plin gas naturale 天然ガス 천연 가스 aardgas naturgass gaz ziemny gás natural природный газ naturgas ก๊าซธรรมชาติ doğal gaz khí tự nhiên 天然气
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