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spon·ta·ne·ous

 (spŏn-tā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated: a microorganism capable of spontaneous movement.
2. Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from forethought or prompting: spontaneous laughter; a spontaneous protest.
3. Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior: a spontaneous personality.
4. Growing without cultivation or human labor: spontaneous vegetation.

[From Late Latin spontāneus, of one's own accord, from Latin sponte; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

spon·ta′ne·ous·ly adv.
spon·ta′ne·ous·ness n.
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spontaneous

(spɒnˈteɪnɪəs)
adj
1. occurring, produced, or performed through natural processes without external influence: spontaneous movement.
2. arising from an unforced personal impulse; voluntary; unpremeditated: a spontaneous comment.
3. (Botany) (of plants) growing naturally; indigenous
[C17: from Late Latin spontāneus, from Latin sponte voluntarily]
sponˈtaneously adv
sponˈtaneousness n
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spon•ta•ne•ous

(spɒnˈteɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation.
2. (of a person) given to acting upon sudden impulses.
3. (of natural phenomena) arising from internal forces or causes.
4. growing naturally or without cultivation, as plants and fruits; indigenous.
[1650–60; < Late Latin spontāneus= Latin spont(e) willingly + -āneus (-ān(us) -an1 + -eus -eous)]
spon•ta′ne•ous•ly, adv.
spon•ta′ne•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spontaneous - happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
induced - brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness"
2.spontaneous - said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"
unscripted - not furnished with or using a script; "unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews"; "unscripted talk shows"
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spontaneous

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spontaneous

adjective
1. Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
2. Done by one's own choice:
3. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony:
Informal: laid-back.
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Translations
طَبيعي، تِلقائيعَفْويعَفَوِيّ
dobrovolnýpřirozenýspontánní
spontan
spontaaniimpulsiivinen
spontanimpulzivan
spontán
óòvingaîursem gerist án utanaîkomandi áhrifa
自発的な
자발적인
betarpiškasbetarpiškumassavaimingassavaimingumasspontaniškai
brīvslabprātīgspatvaļīgsspontāns
spontan
spontan
ซึ่งกระทำเองโดยทันที
tự phát

spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəs] ADJespontáneo
spontaneous combustioncombustión f espontánea
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spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪniəs] adjspontané(e)spontaneous combustion ncombustion f spontanée
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spontaneous

adjspontan; styleungezwungen

spontaneous

:
spontaneous abortion
spontaneous combustion
nSelbstentzündung f; spontaneous generationUrzeugung f, → Abiogenese f (spec)
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spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəs] adjspontaneo/a
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spontaneous

(spənˈteiniəs) adjective
1. said, done etc of one's own free will without pressure from others. His offer was quite spontaneous.
2. natural; not forced. spontaneous behaviour.
sponˈtaneously adverb
sponˈtaneousness noun
spontaneity (spontəˈneiəti) , (spontəˈniːəti) noun
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spontaneous

عَفَوِيّ spontánní spontan spontan αυθόρμητος espontáneo spontaani spontané spontan spontaneo 自発的な 자발적인 spontaan spontan spontaniczny espontâneo спонтанный spontan ซึ่งกระทำเองโดยทันที kendiliğinden tự phát 自发的
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spon·ta·ne·ous

a. espontáneo-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spontaneous

adj espontáneo
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