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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.


If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a NaturaW Word™.
Use the following examples below to find the rule.

NaturaW Words™ Not NaturaW Words™
ACID SWEET
HIGH LOW
DICE ROLL
CRY LAUGH
DOES DONE
EDGE SIDE
FAX PHONE
BIRDED BIRDING
WEB LINE
BIG SMALL

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

NaturaW Words™,Not NaturaW Words™
ACID,SWEET
HIGH,LOW
DICE,ROLL
CRY,LAUGH
DOES,DONE
EDGE,SIDE
FAX,PHONE
BIRDED,BIRDING
WEB,LINE
BIG,SMALL

Hint 1:

W = 10K

Hint 2:

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    $\begingroup$ Is "Birded" a word? $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J p.p. of the verb "bird" :P thefreedictionary.com/bird $\endgroup$
    – Conifers
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ Ah. Very nice. I was thinking of birding as a noun and got thrown off. $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ I can't stop seeing rot13(oveqfrrq, synk, naq frqtr) in there. $\endgroup$
    – hdsdv
    Aug 15, 2019 at 19:53

1 Answer 1

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Considering hints:

Seems like words written as numbers (A=1, B=2, etc.) appears in first 10000 digits of Euler's number (Hint 1).
I checked it here
So words as numbers that are there: 1394, 8978, 4935, 31825, 415519, 5475, 6124, 2918454, 2352, 297 (BIRDED is in link as "291845 4", notice space)
And that are not there: 19235520, 121523, 18151212, 1212178, 415145, 19945, 16815145, 291849147, 129145, 191311212
Hint "log" and Name "natura" means Natural logarithm which has base of Euler's number

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  • $\begingroup$ You've found it~ :P $\endgroup$
    – Conifers
    Aug 22, 2019 at 12:14

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