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Definition of the noun natural object
What does natural object mean as a name of something?
- an object occurring naturally; not made by man
- lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
- antonym: artifact
- more generic words: unit / whole = an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
- more specific terms:
- cocoon = silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
- organic structure / body = the entire physical structure of an organism
- dead body / body = a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
- asterism = a cluster of stars
- full radiator / black body / blackbody = a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
- body = an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
- carpet = a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
- celestial body / heavenly body = natural objects visible in the sky
- consolidation = something that has consolidated into a compact mass
- constellation = a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
- natural covering / covering / cover = a natural object that covers or envelops
- extraterrestrial object / estraterrestrial body = a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
- mechanism = a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
- nest = a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
- radiator = any object that radiates energy
- stone / rock = a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
- sample = all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
- tangle = a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
- existence / macrocosm / creation / universe / cosmos / world = everything that exists anywhere
- plant structure / plant part = any part of a plant or fungus
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Natural Object
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Elements of Rhetoric; Comprising the Substance of the Article in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, with Add (1834)
by Richard Whately
the natural object of language to express as strongly as possible the speaker's sentiments, and to convey the same to the hearers; and that arrangement of words may fairly be accounted the most natural, by which all men are naturally led, ...
Volume 21 - Supplement 6: ADA and Distributed Systems to Visual Languages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams
natural object classes are not crisply defined; they must be defined fuzzily or probabilistically. For example, we can specify probability densities of the property and relation values for a given object class. We can then use Bayes' theorem to ...
by Anton Larsen
-Icgeme natural object, material body. fiatn'rtig a natural; . Salpeter native saltpeter; _ garoe natural el. native colour; en - Sen » natural son, ...
by Robert Andrew Wilson, Frank C. Keil
The language faculty is a natural object and embedded within human biology, so the facts ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
natural object n : a person likely to be the recipient ...
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