- 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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Native also falls into a category of identity words that are common as adjectives (a marketplace for Native artists; a Native politician sought the nomination) and sometimes used as plural nouns (only Natives who reside on the reservation can vote in the Tribal election). However, these identity words are very rare and often sound offensive when used as singular nouns (voters elected a Native ). In most cases, the adjective is preferred (voters elected a Native councilmember ).
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The 23-year-old, a native of Panama, has been really sharp since starting 2018 with the Suns.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft|Jesse Dougherty|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Helicopters are nearly as native to the nation’s capital as go-go and half-smokes.In D.C., a resident tracks the flying machines hovering above on the city’s ‘helicopter highway’|Justin Wm. Moyer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
These native apps really allow you to see what the M1 can do.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular-Science
He has been a journalist for more than 40 years, working for newspapers in Hawaii, California, Florida and his native Guam.ProPublica Selects Six Journalists for Distinguished Fellows Program|by ProPublica|November 16, 2020|ProPublica
Pauline Binam is from Cameroon in Central Africa, and she has many native sisters in similar circumstances here, encountering similar travails under the administration’s hardline immigration policies.
Moreover, a man who spoke the language natively had great advantage over us, both in preaching and pastoral work.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
My mother's side of those long months of waiting was never fully delineated, for she was natively reticent and shy of expression.A Son of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
War is thus seen to be a function of social institutions, not of what is natively fixed in human constitution.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
She was of her world and time, not unsophisticated; but it chanced that she possessed a mind natively maiden.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
How this thus falling short of a natively richly endowed soul became possible, can be told only from a study of his life.Lectures on Russian Literature|Ivan Panin