- 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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Examples from the Web for natively
Historical Examples of natively
There can be no manner of doubt that bright colors are natively pleasant.Psychology
Robert S. Woodworth
This sheepish innocuousness comes easily to the natively uninitiative, to those who are readily amenable to fear and prohibitions.Philosophy and The Social Problem
It was all of the Second Empire, qualified by an erratic, exaggerated touch that was natively American.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
But he hastened to show that he had no illusions that men are natively pure, that only governments are wicked.Benjamin Franklin
Frank Luther Mott
The human intelligence is natively prone to look towards new things.Nonsenseorship
G. G. Putnam and Others
Word Origin for native
late 14c., "natural, hereditary, connected with something in a natural way," from Old French natif "native, born in; raw, unspoiled" (14c.) and directly from Latin nativus "innate, produced by birth," from natus, past participle of nasci (Old Latin gnasci) "be born," related to gignere "beget," from PIE root *gene-/*gen- "to give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to familial and tribal groups (see genus). From late 15c. as "born in a particular place." From early 15c. as "of one's birth," also used from mid-15c. in sense of "bound; born in servitude or serfdom," also, as a noun "a bondsman, serf." Native American attested from 1956.
mid-15c., "person born in bondage," from native (adj.), and in some usages from Medieval Latin nativus, noun use of nativus (adj.). Cf. Old French naif, also "woman born in slavery." From 1530s as "person who has always lived in a place." Applied from 1650s to original inhabitants of non-European nations where Europeans hold political power, e.g., of American Indians, by 1630s; hence, used contemptuously of "the locals" from 1800. Related: Natives.