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noun
  1. A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
    • She is a regular Wiki
    • .
      1. Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.
    • Some natives must have stolen our cattle.
adjective
  1. belong, Belonging to one by birth.
This is my land.
English is not my language.
I need a volunteer New Yorker for my next joke"
  1. characteristic, Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning.
What are now called " Americans" used to be called Indians.
The peoples of Australia are called aborigines.
  1. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
Many artists studied abroad.
  1. (context, biology, of a species) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
The leaf of the North American sugar maple is the symbol of Canada.
  1. (context, computing, of software) Written specifically to run on a particular processor.
This is a native back-end to gather the latest news feeds.
natural history Tweet Definition of natural history Like Definition of natural history on Facebook
noun
  1. The study of all living things, especially their origins, evolution and interrelationships.
  2. The study of all natural phenomena.
  3. A treatise or similar work that documents the known facts converning a specific organism, ecosystem etc.
naturalist Tweet Definition of naturalist Like Definition of naturalist on Facebook
noun
  1. (dated) a person committed to studying nature or natural history
    1. (philosophy) a person who believes in the tenets of naturalism
nature Tweet Definition of nature Like Definition of nature on Facebook
noun
  1. The essential characteristics
Albert Camus' book Le Mythe de Sisyphe is of philosophical nature.
  1. A wild primitive state of being
  2. The summary of everything that has to do with biological and geographical states and events on earth
  3. The environment, the outdoors

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