natural resources

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

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  • natural resources — natural re sources noun plural valuable substances such as wood and oil that exist in a country s land and ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • natural resources — noun resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑natural resource • Hypernyms: ↑resource • Hyponyms: ↑land resources, ↑mineral resources, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • natural resources — The land, waters, and mineral resources. Things of value existing in nature, such as minerals, waterpower, productive soil, etc. natural result. See natural consequence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • natural resources — /nætʃrəl rəˈzɔsəz/ (say nachruhl ruh zawsuhz) plural noun the naturally occurring sources of wealth of a region, country, etc., comprising land, forests, minerals, water, oil and gas, and other energy resources such as sun and wind …   Australian English dictionary

  • natural resources —   the things we use that are provided in the natural environment e.g. water, minerals, fuels, soil and so on …   Geography glossary

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