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natural resources

plural noun
the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.
Origin of natural resources
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If we are to achieve a better life for all, the natural resources of the country must be regarded as a public trust.

  • A Nation's Riches lie both in its people and in its natural resources.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • Nearly all the great national organizations concerned with natural resources have been heartily cooperating with the commission.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • They reported it rich in natural resources, with splendid subsoil.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • The country round about is singularly rich in natural resources.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for natural resources

natural resources

plural noun
naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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