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natural resources

noun
1.
the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples from the web for natural resources
  • The country is rich in natural resources and self-sufficient in oil.
  • Sustainability asks us to focus on humanity's use of natural resources, and it puts climate at the center of discussion.
  • One hypothesis suggests scarce natural resources are the cause.
  • Renewable natural resources are those that, with proper care can be maintained or even increase.
  • Within our country are abundant natural resources, unrivaled technology, and unlimited human creativity.
  • They called him a traitor and a biopirate and convicted him of stealing the country's natural resources.
  • They do not have any natural resources for building.
  • Environmentalism can emerge only in a culture that realizes natural resources are limited.
  • Whether or not it has water, the moon definitely contains other natural resources that could prove beneficial to earthlings.
  • Not bad economic development for a place with no natural resources.
British Dictionary definitions for natural resources

natural resources

plural noun
1.
naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man
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natural resources in Culture

natural resources definition


Factors of production not created (though harnessed) by effort. Minerals and fossil fuels are examples of natural resources.

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