natural resource

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of natural resource

1 natural resources plural : industrial materials and capacities (such as mineral deposits and waterpower) supplied by nature
2 : resource 1b

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First Known Use of natural resource

1776

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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natural resource

noun

Definition of natural resource for Students

: something (as water, a mineral, forest, or kind of animal) that is found in nature and is valuable to humans

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