- 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.
- Biology. 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.
- Digital Technology. of or relating to software that was not originally designed for the platform on which it is running: nonnative user interfaces; nonnative apps.
Origin of nonnative
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