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natural resources

pl n
(Economics) naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man

nat′ural re′sources


n.pl.
the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural resources - resources (actual and potential) supplied by naturenatural resources - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
land resources - natural resources in the form of arable land
mineral resources - natural resources in the form of minerals
renewable resource - any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
Translations
مَوَارِدٌ طَبِيعِيَةٌموارِد طَبيعِيَّه
přírodní zdroje
naturressourcerråstoffer
luonnonvarat
prirodni resursi
náttúruauîlindir
天然資源
천연 자원
prírodné zdroje
naturtillgångar
ทรัพยากรธรรมชาติ
tài nguyên thiên nhiên

natural resources

nplrisorse fpl naturali

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 resources

مَوَارِدٌ طَبِيعِيَةٌ přírodní zdroje naturressourcer Bodenschätze φυσικοί πόροι recursos naturales luonnonvarat ressources naturelles prirodni resursi risorse naturali 天然資源 천연 자원 natuurlijke hulpbronnen naturressurser bogactwa naturalne recursos naturais полезные ископаемые naturtillgångar ทรัพยากรธรรมชาติ doğal kaynaklar tài nguyên thiên nhiên 自然资源
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