natural process

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Noun1.natural process - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)natural process - 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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I further told those who doubted the wisdom of this plan, that the majority of our students came to us in poverty, from the cabins of the cotton, sugar, and rice plantations of the South, and that while I knew it would please the students very much to place them at once in finely constructed buildings, I felt that it would be following out a more natural process of development to teach them how to construct their own buildings.
When our old students return to Tuskegee now, as they often do, and go into our large, beautiful, well-ventilated, and well-lighted dining room, and see tempting, well-cooked food--largely grown by the students themselves--and see tables, neat tablecloths and napkins, and vases of flowers upon the tables, and hear singing birds, and note that each meal is served exactly upon the minute, with no disorder, and with almost no complaint coming from the hundreds that now fill our dining room, they, too, often say to me that they are glad that we started as we did, and built ourselves up year by year, by a slow and natural process of growth.
There is no impossibility in this; it is only the natural process of evolution.
Yes, he replied; inasmuch as by the natural process of creation He is the author of this and of all other things.
Martha Bardell; and from that lady it wandered, by a natural process, to the dingy counting-house of Dodson & Fogg.
At times her whimsical fancy would intensify natural processes around her till they seemed a part of her own story.
Pollution worry SEPA say 'foaming'Forth is part of a natural process
The head of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), Marek Chrzanowski, said that consolidation is a 'natural process' and added that the regulator would allow more banks to pay out dividends for 2017 compared to 2016.
The natural process of exchange maintains an overall balance of carbon on Earth.
Natural Process, New Orleans, LA, has launched Garcinia cambogia extract, an all-natural weight loss dietary supplement.
David Edwell, from Environment Agency Wales, said: "Coastal erosion is a natural process.

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