natural-resources

natural resources

noun
the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.

Origin:
1865–70

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natural resources
 
pl n
naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man

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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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