• WordNet 3.6
    • n naturalization changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
    • n naturalization the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    • n naturalization the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
    • n naturalization the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
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THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Naturalization The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About 25 percent of all the energy consumed in the US is from natural gas
    • n naturalization The act of naturalizing, or the state of being naturalized; specifically, in law, the act of receiving an alien into the condition, and investing him with the rights and privileges, of a natural subject or citizen. In the United States, by Rev. Stat., 1878, title xxx., §§ 2165, etc., persons of age, of the classes enumerated beiow, may be naturalized, with their resident minor children, upon taking an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and renouncing all allegiance to a foreign prince or state: those over 21 who have
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.”
  • Seneca
    “For greed all nature is too little.”
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    “Practice in time becomes second nature.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.”
  • Sir William Osler
    “The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.”


Nature abhors a vacuum - This idiom is used to express the idea that empty or unfilled spaces are unnatural as they go against the laws of nature and physics.
Nature of the beast - The basic characteristics of something is the nature of the beast; often used when there's an aspect of something that cannot be changed or that is unpleasant or difficult.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. naturalisation,


In literature:

And they have that power by their nature and by the nature of rational creatures, before God decrees to create them.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
We believe in the uniformity of Nature because, as far as we can observe it, that is the character of Nature.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Knowledge of Nature, he says, associates him with Nature.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
Now, upon the supposition that the evangelist wrote before the event, all this is natural.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Opposition drives some natures blindly forward.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
If man conceives an ideal superior to nature, he is not himself the mere product of nature.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
The consequences of this robbery were such as might naturally be expected.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
You are a product of nature; therefore nature should limit your existence.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
It is a perfectly natural function, and should be performed in a natural way without undue suffering.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Everything in the world has its own peculiar nature, but man is unique in that his nature can be very much changed.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle

In poetry:

Ye wee daurin cratur,
Ye rant and ye sing
Like an oye o' auld Natur
Ta'en hame by the king!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
"Ha! ha!" laugh'd Nature,
"I've caught thee now;
Bride of old Winter,
Bright thing, art thou!
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Of anything to do with
You, nothing knows
The cuckoo;
Is not to come and call
Simply in his nature?
"Of anything to do with you" by Ise
Yet must it be: her nature
So lovely, pure, and true;
So nearly like the angels,
Is she an angel too.
"Rutha" by Hattie Howard
Surprising grace! and such were we
By nature and by sin,
Heirs of immortal misery,
Unholy and unclean.
"Hymn 104" by Isaac Watts
But a soul-sufficing answer
Hath no outward origin;
More than Nature's many voices
May be heard within.
"To ------," by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

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The medicated lip balm is 95% natural and provides antibacterial protection through the natural active ingredient phenol, the company stated.
In 2006, Alice McGrath started a home based business, named Brighter Morn , where she began making natural skin care products and a variety of other natural products for the home. Natural Pet Supplies Store,, is Your One Stop Shop For the Best Natural Pet Products For All Pet Lovers.
That's just our nature - or un-nature.
Birmingham natural hair blogger Keisa Sharpe has been "natural" for 18 months.
(Junru Huang/The Hutchinson News) Karen Jacobs shops for natural food at Back to Nature on Saturday afternoon.
Zealous Roman Catholics Throng Neighborhood to Proclaim Fleeting Nature of Life, Extended Nature of Afterlife.
It's impossible to watch Like Crazy and not think about the nature of young love—or perhaps the nature of your own first love.
Metro and Hillsboro Parks and Recreation will share ideas for the future Orenco Woods Natural Area and Nature Park at an open house on Monday, Nov 19.
You might say Jim Clyburn is a force of nature going up against the defenders of nature.
Photo Tip Natural Supplement Natural light can be a photographer 's best friend, but sometimes it needs an assist.
Before beginning to make your natural scrubs , download and print these labels as the finishing touch on each of your natural scrub products.
John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener Nursery and Lady Bug Natural Brand, has been deeply involved in the advancement of organic gardening and environmental issues for over thirty years.
Local poets Jeff Poniewaz and Antler will give a program called "Nature Poetry as Spiritual Scriptures" at 1:30 pm Monday at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E Brown Deer Road.

In science:

For a class I of natural identities we define a naturally induced class of F -algebras as the class of al l algebras satisfying al l identities (φ, ψ) ∈ I .
Varieties defined by natural transformations
Hence every natural identity is algebraical ly equivalent to the one consisting of natural terms of the same arity.
Varieties defined by natural transformations
The evident maps MapC (X, Y ) → MapD (f X, f Y ) determine a natural transformation u → v of simplicial functors, which gives rise to a natural transformation α : jC → G ◦ f .
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Theorem 1.10 says that there exists a relation between a nature of surfaces in the knot complements (waist) and a nature of positions of knots (trunk).
Waist and trunk of knots
However, our proofs are of free probabilistic nature and yield results of almost sure nature.
Random quantum channels II: Entanglement of random subspaces, Renyi entropy estimates and additivity problems