[ US /ˈnɑˈneɪtɪv/ ]
  1. not being or composed of aborigines
    the nonnative population of South Africa
  2. of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing
  3. of persons born in another area or country than that lived in
    our large nonnative population
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How To Use nonnative In A Sentence

  • In California, the bellwether for all things pertaining to illegal immigration, large numbers of U. S.-born Hispanic students continue to be classified as nonnative "English language learners" through much of their school years, even though they speak English, because their academic and linguistic skills are so deficient. Say No To Amnesty
  • In addition, the species is potentially vulnerable to competition by nonnative invasive vegetation such as tamarisk, habitat altering activities such as overgrazing or mowing, and the long-term drought in the Southwest.
  • Many of these pieces of language are already elemental building blocks in the daily lives of countless nonnative speakers of English. The English Is Coming!
  • Nonnative trees include strawberry guava, common guava, rose apple, kukui (a candlenut), and avocado, while two of the shrubs are lantana and a type of raspberry called ola'a.
  • In the absence of brook trout, up to one of two nonnative trouts (wild brown or rainbow) would be substituted as an intolerant species.
  • In this way, nonnative pairings may be designed to have weaker interactions than native pairings.
  • Interesting, this speaker told me that she was often mistaken for a 'nonnative' speaker of English by Americans unfamiliar with her accent. NATIVE SPEAKER.
  • This has led to problems such as nonnative species escaping into the wild and pollution as well as sea lice infestation and disease, because there is no barrier between captive salmon and the wild version in surrounding waters. News of the Underwater World
  • Like the Bear River cutthroat, the Humboldt cutthroat is highly resistant to replacement by nonnative trout, especially in what would normally be considered submarginal habitat. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • In the western provinces of the Roman Empire, Latin was used by native and nonnative speakers alike for tax collecting, commerce, entertainment, rituals, and ceremonies, and in the all-important Roman military. The English Is Coming!
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