natal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nāt'l), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a person's birth: celebrating one's natal day.
  2. presiding over or affecting a person at birth: natal influences.
  3. (of places) native: nostalgia for one's natal town.


Pronunciation: (nu-tal', -täl' for 2 also Port. nu-tôl'), [key]
— n.
  1. a province in the E part of the Republic of South Africa. 4,236,700; 35,284 sq. mi. (91,886 sq. km). Cap.: Pietermaritzburg.
  2. a seaport in E Brazil. 250,787.
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