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native application

An executable program coded in the machine language of the hardware platform it is running in. Native applications are compiled into the machine language of that CPU. For example, Windows and Mac executable apps are in x86 machine language, while mobile apps are ARM based (see x86 and ARM).

Native Apps vs. Web Apps
Native apps are often contrasted with Web-based applications that are stored on a server and interpreted one line at a time by the browser's JavaScript and HTML interpreters. A native app will always run faster than a Web app, because there is no translation processing taking place. See Web application.

Native Apps vs. Emulated Apps
Like a Web app, an emulated app is also translated into the machine language of the computer at runtime and is considerably slower than a program developed for that platform to start with. See emulator.

Native vs. True Native
With the advent of mobile apps, the terminology began to change. Whereas in the past, a native app was a precompiled program in machine language, a native app today can be an interpreted app or one that is compiled at runtime. See native mobile app.
References in classic literature ?
The partridge and the rabbit are still sure to thrive, like true natives of the soil, whatever revolutions occur.
SERAXIS islets mimic true native islets, secreting insulin and glucagon in response to glucose and rescuing animal models of diabetes.
* By 2022, Illinois is expected to develop a true native language mathematics assessment.
- A true native USB 3.0 connection to speed the communication between the scanner and the PC.
Thus the only true native hare in Britain is said to be the mountain variety, often called the blue hare.
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Bond, II says, "We are very happy that Daniel Baldwin is a part of this historic film, and hopefully this will bring attention to the general audiences of true Native American history." Bond is also very proud that this film is showing Native Americans as 'People,' rather than the usual 'Hollywood' stereotypes, "This film is something everyone can relate to; Family, hardships, and strength in adverse times."
You won't, of course, see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu or the old world charm of Lima itself, but you can feel just as close to the Andean nation at least culturally thanks to some true native delicacies like Peruvian Empanada (Dh13).
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Electrical engineers can design to the true native 3D constraints as defined by mechanical engineers, while the latter in turn have access to the true 3D board design so they can accurately conduct interference checks during board layout.
This interactive restaurant/cooking school was opened in 2012 by chef Amy Sins, a south Louisiana native who won a TV cookery show and whose mission is to promote the region's unique food - possibly America's only true native cuisine.
DeCorti, aka Iron Eyes Cody, became popular thanks to a commercial launched in 1971 by the nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful, which showed him as a true Native American.