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nonnative

[non-ney-tiv] /ˌnɒnˈneɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a language that is not the first language acquired by a person:
It is harder to communicate in your nonnative language.
2.
of or relating to a person communicating in a nonnative language:
a nonnative speaker of English.
3.
Biology. of or relating to a plant or animal that is not indigenous to a region:
The proliferation of nonnative plants is choking out the local flora.
4.
Digital Technology. of or relating to software that was not originally designed for the platform on which it is running: nonnative user interfaces;
nonnative apps.
Origin of nonnative
1850-1860
1850-60; non- + native
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  • A decade ago the Irish were found to be relatively thrice as numerous in our almshouses as other non-native elements.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • In the South they are more numerous than any other non-native element.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The non-native element shows distinct tendencies to dwell in groups.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
British Dictionary definitions for non-native

non-native

noun
1.
a person who is not a native of a particular place or country
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