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natural

  

      adj  
1    of, existing in, or produced by nature  
natural science, natural cliffs     
2    in accordance with human nature  
it is only natural to want to be liked     
3    as is normal or to be expected; ordinary or logical  
the natural course of events     
4    not acquired; innate  
a natural gift for sport     
5    being so through innate qualities  
a natural leader     
6    not supernatural or strange  
natural phenomena     
7    not constrained or affected; genuine or spontaneous  
8    not artificially dyed or coloured  
a natural blonde     
9    following or resembling nature or life; lifelike  
she looked more natural without her make-up     
10    not affected by man or civilization; uncultivated; wild  
in the natural state this animal is not ferocious     
11    illegitimate; born out of wedlock  
12    not adopted but rather related by blood  
her natural parents     
13      (Music)  
a    not sharp or flat  
b    postpositive   denoting a note that is neither sharp nor flat  
B natural     
c    (of a key or scale) containing no sharps or flats  
   Compare       flat   1       23       sharp       12  
14      (Music)   of or relating to a trumpet, horn, etc., without valves or keys, on which only notes of the harmonic series of the keynote can be obtained  
15    determined by inborn conviction  
natural justice, natural rights     
16      (Cards)  
a    (of a card) not a joker or wild card  
b    (of a canasta or sequence) containing no wild cards  
c    (of a bid in bridge) describing genuine values; not conventional  
17    based on the principles and findings of human reason and what is to be learned of God from nature rather than on revelation  
natural religion     
      n  
18    Informal   a person or thing regarded as certain to qualify for success, selection, etc.  
the horse was a natural for first place     
19      (Music)  
a      (Also called (U.S.))    cancel          an accidental cancelling a previous sharp or flat.,   (Usual symbol)    <natural>
b    a note affected by this accidental  
   Compare       flat   1       35       sharp       19  
20      (Pontoon)   the combination of an ace with a ten or court card when dealt to a player as his or her first two cards  
21    Obsolete   an imbecile; idiot  
  naturally      adv  
  naturalness      n  


cancel  
      vb   , -cels, -celling, -celled  
     (U.S.)   , -cels, -celing, -celed   mainly tr  
1    to order (something already arranged, such as a meeting or event) to be postponed indefinitely; call off  
2    to revoke or annul  
the order for the new television set was cancelled     
3    to delete (writing, numbers, etc.); cross out  
he cancelled his name and substituted hers     
4    to mark (a cheque, postage stamp, ticket, etc.) with an official stamp or by a perforation to prevent further use  
5    also intr; usually foll by: out   to counterbalance; make up for (a deficiency, etc.)  
his generosity cancelled out his past unkindness     
6   
a    to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts  
b    sometimes foll by: out     (Accounting)   to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account  
7      (Maths)  
a    to eliminate (numbers, quantities, or terms) as common factors from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction or as equal terms from opposite sides of an equation  
b    intr   to be able to be eliminated in this way  
      n  
8    a new leaf or section of a book replacing a defective one, one containing errors, or one that has been omitted  
9       a less common word for       cancellation  
10      (Music)      a U.S. word for       natural       19a  
     (C14: from Old French canceller, from Medieval Latin cancellare, from Late Latin: to strike out, make like a lattice, from Latin cancelli lattice, grating)  
  canceller     (U.S)  
  canceler      n  
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cancel  
      vb   , -cels, -celling, -celled  
     (U.S.)   , -cels, -celing, -celed   mainly tr  
1    to order (something already arranged, such as a meeting or event) to be postponed indefinitely; call off  
2    to revoke or annul  
the order for the new television set was cancelled     
3    to delete (writing, numbers, etc.); cross out  
he cancelled his name and substituted hers     
4    to mark (a cheque, postage stamp, ticket, etc.) with an official stamp or by a perforation to prevent further use  
5    also intr; usually foll by: out   to counterbalance; make up for (a deficiency, etc.)  
his generosity cancelled out his past unkindness     
6   
a    to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts  
b    sometimes foll by: out     (Accounting)   to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account  
7      (Maths)  
a    to eliminate (numbers, quantities, or terms) as common factors from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction or as equal terms from opposite sides of an equation  
b    intr   to be able to be eliminated in this way  
      n  
8    a new leaf or section of a book replacing a defective one, one containing errors, or one that has been omitted  
9       a less common word for       cancellation  
10      (Music)      a U.S. word for       natural       19a  
     (C14: from Old French canceller, from Medieval Latin cancellare, from Late Latin: to strike out, make like a lattice, from Latin cancelli lattice, grating)  
  canceller     (U.S)  
  canceler      n  

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cancel

  
1    abolish, abort, abrogate, annul, blot out, call off, countermand, cross out, delete, do away with, efface, eliminate, erase, expunge, obliterate, obviate, quash, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke  
2    balance out, compensate for, counterbalance, make up for, neutralize, nullify, obviate, offset, redeem  

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chancel, canceler, canceller, cancer

cancel someone's Christmas exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone

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