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Etymology

From Old French natif, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nativus, from natus, ‘birth’.

Pronunciation

Adjective

native (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
native

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Belonging to one by birth.
    This is my native land.
    English is not my native language.
    I need a volunteer native New Yorker for my next joke…
  2. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning.
    What are now called ‘native Americans’ used to be called Indians.
    The native peoples of Australia are called aborigines.
  3. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
    Many native artists studied abroad.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
    The leaf of the native North American sugar maple is the symbol of Canada.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
    This is a native back-end to gather the latest news feeds.
    The native integer size is sixteen bits.

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Noun

Singular
native

Plural
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native ({{{1}}})
  1. A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
    • She is a regular Wiki* native.
  2. Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.
    • Some natives must have stolen our cattle.

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See also


French

Adjective

native f.

  1. Feminine of natif.

Italian

Adjective

native

  1. Feminine plural form of nativo

Noun

native f.

  1. Plural form of nativa.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [na'ti.ve]

Adjective

native

  1. feminine plural nominative form of [[nativ#Template:lang:ro|nativ]].
  2. feminine plural accusative form of [[nativ#Template:lang:ro|nativ]].
  3. neuter plural nominative form of [[nativ#Template:lang:ro|nativ]].
  4. neuter plural accusative form of [[nativ#Template:lang:ro|nativ]].

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