natural resources


noun

  1. a naturally occurring source of wealth, as land or water.
  2. natural resources, the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.

pl n

  1. naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man

  1. Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans. See more at nonrenewable renewable.

Factors of production not created (though harnessed) by effort. Minerals and fossil fuels are examples of natural resources.

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