natal

adjective
na·​tal | \ ˈnā-tᵊl \

Definition of natal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : native
2 : of, relating to, or present at birth especially : associated with one's birth a natal star

Natal

geographical name
Na·​tal | \ nə-ˈtal , -ˈtäl\

Definition of Natal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city and port on the Atlantic in northeastern Brazil population 803,739

Note: Natal serves as capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

2 former province of the eastern part of the Republic of South Africa between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean

Note: Natal is now part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Those born with natal planets in the Ninth House are extremely curious and inquisitive, with deep-rooted wanderlust. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The 12 Astrological Houses: Interpreting Your Birth Chart Beyond the Zodiac," 6 Oct. 2018 From an astrological perspective, birthdays occur when the sun in the sky connects with the sun in your natal chart. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Scorpio Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Think, for example, how the technologies of ultrasound and neo-natal care have shifted the discussion about elective abortions after the first trimester. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Putin or the Democrats? For some today it's not so easy," 19 July 2018 In the time before my wife's first pre-natal scan, my mind raced full circle: Would my daughter have a disability? Robert Hoge, Good Housekeeping, "After I Was Born, My Mom Wanted to Leave Me at the Hospital," 12 Sep. 2016 Kardashian has kept her fans updated with her post-natal workout routine. Melissa Minton, Allure, "Khloé Kardashian Denies Claims She’s on a “Ridiculous” Postpartum Diet," 19 June 2018 At an estimated 239,000 deaths per year, that amounts to about 2.4 million over a decade, not including pre-natal deaths. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Gender Bias Results in 239,000 Girls' Deaths in India Each Year, According to a New Study," 15 May 2018 In sharing Drake’s astrological positioning, Nicholas was quick to point out that his natal chart is a particularly powerful simulacrum. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Drake’s Scorpion, as Explained by an Astrologer and an Entomologist," 3 July 2018 My Vedic astrologer told me our natal charts are very similar. New York Times, "Ottessa Moshfegh: By the Book," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of natal

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for natal

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin natalis, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born — more at nation

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natal

adjective
na·​tal | \ ˈnāt-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of natal

: of or relating to birth lowering the natal death rateJournal of the American Medical Association

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