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1. Music
a. not sharp or flat
b. denoting a note that is neither sharp nor flat
c. (of a key or scale) containing no sharps or flats
2. 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
3. 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
4. based on the principles and findings of human reason and what is to be learned of God from nature rather than on revelation
5. Music
a. an accidental cancelling a previous sharp or flat.
b. a note affected by this accidental
6. Pontoon the combination of an ace with a ten or court card when dealt to a player as his or her first two cards

tropical year

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The period between two successive vernal equinoxes, the time the earth takes to complete one orbit around the sun relative to the first point of Aries. Its length was 365 days 5 h 48 min and 45.19 s in 2000, and it is changing by 0.00000006162 x y days (y in Julian years from 2000), or about 5 milliseconds/year. The tropical year differs from the solar year by 1 part in 26,000, since this is the period of the earth's precession about its rotational axis combined with the precession of the perihelion of the earth's orbit. Also called an astronomical, equinoctial, natural, or solar year. It contains one complete cycle of seasons.


An integrated 4GL from Software AG, Germany. The menu-driven version is SUPER/NATURAL.

Natural 2 is a major upgrade to Natural 1.

Version 2.1.7 in the MVS environment (June 1995, also available for Unix).

Natural works with DB2 and various other databases, but Natural and Adabas normally go together. There are many products available in the "Natural" family, including SuperNatural, Natural for Windows, Entire Connection (enables up/downloading and interaction with Excel) and Esperant.


An earlier fourth-generation language from Software AG, Reston, VA, that ran on a variety of computers from micro to mainframe. See fourth-generation language.
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Management's research indicates that these biochemical actions are advantageous, when compared to any other identified compounds, either synthetic or naturally occurring, in protecting important organs, including the heart, liver and brain.
This commitment to better foods is part of the company's carefully articulated and implemented vision called "Food with Integrity," and is most visible in its use of naturally raised meats.
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The NIH studied a long-acting form of a naturally occurring progesterone, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P), in a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 463 women with a prior history of preterm birth in 19 clinical trial centers.
NaturalNano's focus within this market opportunity space is the development of proprietary, patentable technologies and products that take advantage of the unique characteristics of naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes for multiple applications across a broad range of industries.
Of particular interest are naturally occurring peptides that have antimicrobial activity, many of which also have antitumor activity.
group 7 foods Co-Founder Peter Mullen said, "Stop by at this year's Triangle Vegfest, where we debut our newest Caramel Apple Pie Dessert Naturally 2 Go[TM] featuring our gluten-free vegan spread made with real apples.
The journal concludes that Naturally Slim -- ACAP Health's clinically proven, interactive, technology-based behavioral weight loss program offered by employers to their employees -- is an effective tool for weight loss and for reducing metabolic syndrome in employee populations.
In the biggest poll of its kind, over 10,000 consumers voted and selected Del Monte[R] Naturally Light as the nation's favourite soft drink.
Naturally occurring lead levels have been established in various consent agreements and one California Attorney General letter (the "Chocolate Letter").
I am naturally booby, I've naturally got big hair, I have naturally got a big bum - that's just my look.