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Natural process   /nˈætʃərəl prˈɑsˌɛs/   Listen
Natural process

A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).  Synonyms: action, activity, natural action.  "Volcanic activity"

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"Natural process" Quotes from Famous Books

... interrupted at irregular intervals by a vagrant street boy, or a daring cat, or an inquisitive cur; that this game was stopped at about ten o'clock by the advent of Mr Denham, who generally gave them, the rats, a smile of recognition as he passed to his office, concluding, no doubt, by a natural process of ratiocination, that they were kindred spirits, because they delighted in bad smells and filthy garbage, just as he (Denham) rejoiced in Thames ...
— The Lifeboat • R.M. Ballantyne

... to work all round, in every department and in every remotest nook of each department, and that its most fruitful epochs are exactly those when this freedom is greatest, this curiosity most keen and minute, and this waste, if you choose to call the indispensable superfluity of force in a natural process waste, most copious and unsparing. You will not find your highest capacity in statesmanship, nor in practical science, nor in art, nor in any other field where that capacity is most urgently needed for the right service of life, unless there is a general and vehement spirit of search ...
— Rousseau - Volumes I. and II. • John Morley

Words linked to "Natural process" :   distillation, curdling, selection, coagulation, soaking, ecological succession, saltation, acidification, oscillation, pair production, sorption, softening, opacification, distillment, soak, establishment, ionisation, magnetisation, filtration, clotting, fossilization, geological process, solidification, curing, succession, capture, stimulation, adiabatic process, magnetic induction, geologic process, solidifying, demagnetisation, hardening, temperature change, nuclear reaction, dissolution, extinction, materialization, concretion, demagnetization, leaching, synergism, radiation, oxygenation, chemical process, cataphoresis, phase change, disintegration, dielectrolysis, physical change, vitrification, pair creation, leach, sink, soakage, state change, decay, survival, flocculation, fossilisation, rigidifying, ecesis, magnetization, antiredeposition, extraction, process, feedback, desorption, precession of the equinoxes, chemical change, diffusion, materialisation, set, natural selection, formation, pair formation, effervescence, stiffening, synergy, inactivation, drift, physical process, scattering, transpiration, convection, electrophoresis, release, absorption, sericulture, centrifugation, ion exchange, rigidification, source, chromatography, transduction, survival of the fittest, ionization, chemical action, condensation, ionophoresis, flow, phase transition, aeration

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