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digital native

[ dij-i-tl ney-tiv ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈneɪ tɪv /
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noun Digital Technology.
a person who has been familiar with computers, the internet, and other digital technology from a young age.Compare digital immigrant.
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Origin of digital native

First recorded in 2001; coined by Marc Prensky, born 1946, American educator and consultant, on analogy with a native speaker of a language
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British Dictionary definitions for digital native

digital native

noun
informal a person who has been familiar with information technology since childhoodCompare digital immigrant, analogue (def. 3)
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