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native

(of chemical elements, esp metals) found naturally in the elemental form

Native

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A native is a person born in a particular place. In astrology, this term refers to the person for whom a natal chart was cast. In the latter sense, it is a useful, concise term that, in any extended discussion, is preferable to “person for whom this chart was cast” or some such other unwieldy expression. The term native can also refer to someone born under a particular sign, as when one says that she or he is a native of Cancer.

native

[′nād·iv]
(biology)
Grown, produced or originating in a specific region or country.
(geochemistry)
Pertaining to an element found in nature in a nongaseous state.
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They are more willing to teach the aspects such as connec-ted speech that native speakers take for granted.
The frequency of the intersentential ties used in each text was compared and contrasted in order to ascertain contrasts between the non native and native speaker exemplars.
Let's aim at global English, not the native speaker English.
The analysis of the potential influence of the linguistic and nonlinguistic factors on learners' use of well shows few unified patterns, but it appears that informal interaction with native speakers helps reduce the non-nativelike frequency of some functions of the discourse marker.
Native Speaker had been off for only two days short of two years when winning in fine style at Wincanton last month, and it could be a mistake to worry about the form, even though one of the market leaders refused to race and another ran well below his best.
Zsiga found that a friend of Tlale, another native speaker of the dialect, also overlapped the pronunciations.
I want a native speaker to read my paper and tell me if it sounds right" is a common request that non-native students make in the writing center.
assemble 18 essays that consider prejudices and discrimination against native speaker language teachers of English in Japan, as well as links with the situation in Italian tertiary education.
We thought we knew who was a native speaker of English and who was not.
Native speaker difficulties in following learners' interlanguage may trigger feedback, which in return may induce changes in the learners' output.
The software also features instructional tools such as slow audio functionality, voice recording, pronunciation modeling and comparison to a native speaker and immediate feedback capabilities.
Since non-native speaker graduate students have sparked considerable scholarly interest, I concentrate here on native speakers, who have not.