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adjective [only before noun] native pronunciation in British English /ˈneɪtɪv/
  1. 1
    living in a particular country, area, or city since birth
    My wife’s a native New Yorker, but I’m from Atlanta.
    Monique returns to her native France every summer.
    native land (=the country that you were born in): After a long stay in England he’s back in his native land.
  2. 2
    native abilities or qualities are those that you have had since birth
    Pupils are encouraged to develop their native skills.
  3. 3
    relating to the first people to live in an area
    The territory was divided between the Burgundians and the native population.
  4. 4
    native plants or animals have always existed in a place
    native to: Elephants are native to Africa and Asia.
    native species: The larger frogs are a native species.
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  5. 5
    developed for use on a particular platform or device
    Games should be native apps, and pretty much everything else is best done with HTML5/JS.

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