Definition of non-native in English:


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  • 1Not indigenous or native to a particular place.
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    • Originally, the act did not distinguish between native and non-native bird species.
    • Large numbers of natives and non-native Canadians have been attending these meetings.
    • Learn about the relationship between native yellow-legged frogs and non-native trout.
  • 1.1Not having spoken the language in question from earliest childhood: native and non-native speakers alike
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    • The reason is that a non-native speaker who has learned the language after his childhood uses his lip and face muscles differently even if he sounds like a perfect native speaker.
    • These findings have further implications for other language learners, namely, non-native speakers acquiring a second language.
    • She had been studying the English language with a program designed to teach it to non-native speakers.

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