connatural

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj connatural normally existing at birth "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
    • adj connatural similar in nature "and mix with our connatural dust"- John Milton"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Connatural Connected by nature; united in nature; inborn; inherent; natural. "These affections are connatural to us."
    • Connatural Partaking of the same nature. "And mix with our connatural dust."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connatural Of the same nature; like in quality or kind; closely related or assimilated.
    • connatural Belonging by birth or nature; intimately pertaining; connate; inborn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Connatural of the same nature with another
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. con-, + natural,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, and nasci, natus, to be born.

Usage

In literature:

This is neither connatural nor universal.
"Biographia Literaria" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Associated Words: physiography, physiogony, connatural, connaturalness.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The idea of God is connatural to the human mind.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
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In science:

For this reason the article on hand can not accomplish a unified theory that is applicable to alternative approaches by BarndorffNielsen et al. (2011), A¨ıt-Sahalia et al. (2010) and Christensen et al. (2011), since unlike their roots from Section 3 they are not connatural any more.
Inference for Multi-Dimensional High-Frequency Data: Equivalence of Methods, Central Limit Theorems, and an Application to Conditional Independence Testing
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