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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.
of or relating to a person communicating in a nonnative language:
a nonnative speaker of English.
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.
of or relating to software that was not originally designed for the platform on which it is running:
nonnative user interfaces;
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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