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adverb naturally pronunciation in American English /ˈnætʃ(ə)rəli/
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  1. 1
    as most people would expect or understand
    Naturally, I was very eager to make a good first impression.
    His death has naturally come as a shock to us all.
  2. 2
    as a basic quality or feature of someone or something
    Testosterone is a hormone that occurs naturally in the human body.
    Her hair is naturally curly.
    Mendez is a naturally talented player.
    Many herbs grow naturally in poor dry soils.
  3. 3
    in a normal or typical manner
    Try to act naturally in front of the camera.
    Visitors to the aviary can observe the birds behaving naturally.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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