- of or relating to software designed specifically for the platform on which it is running: native applications for 64-bit PCs;native mobile apps.
- of or relating to data interpreted or displayed by the software or hardware for which it was originally encoded: to view the file in its native format.
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Adopt another people's way of life, especially that of a culture from a less developed country. For example, Ben's decided to go native, sleeping in a hammock and eating all kinds of strange foods. This expression is closely associated with the often contemptuous view British colonists had of indigenous peoples. [c. 1900]