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Civic vs. Native

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Civicadjective

Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.

‘Thousands of people came to the Civic Center to show off their civic pride.’;

Nativeadjective

Belonging to one by birth.

‘This is my native land.’; ‘English is not my native language.’; ‘I need a volunteer native New Yorker for my next joke…’;

Civicadjective

Of or relating to the citizen, or of good citizenship and its rights and duties.

‘civic duty’;

Nativeadjective

Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.

‘What are now called ‘Native Americans’ used to be called Indians.’; ‘The native peoples of Australia are called aborigines.’;

Civicadjective

Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.

Nativeadjective

of or relating to the native inhabitants of the Americas, or of Australia.

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Civicadjective

of or relating or belonging to a city;

‘civic center’; ‘civic problems’;

Nativeadjective

Born or grown in the region in which it lives or is found; not foreign or imported.

‘a native inhabitant’; ‘native oysters or strawberries’; ‘Many native artists studied abroad.’;

Civicadjective

of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals;

‘civil rights’; ‘civil liberty’; ‘civic duties’; ‘civic pride’;

Nativeadjective

Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.

‘The naturalized Norway maple often outcompetes the native North American sugar maple.’;

Civicadjective

relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal

‘a meeting of civic and business leaders’;

Nativeadjective

Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.

‘This is a native back-end to gather the latest news feeds.’; ‘The native integer size is sixteen bits.’;

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Civicadjective

relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area

‘he was active in the civic life of Swindon’;

Nativeadjective

(mineralogy) Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.

Nativeadjective

Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

Nativeadjective

Original; constituting the original substance of anything.

‘native dust’;

Nativeadjective

Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).

Nativenoun

A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place.

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Nativenoun

(in particular) A person of aboriginal stock, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. nodot=1 aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia.

‘Some natives must have stolen our cattle.’;

Nativenoun

A native speaker.

Nativenoun

Ostrea edulis, a kind of oyster.

Nativeadjective

Arising by birth; having an origin; born.

‘Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.’;

Nativeadjective

Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; - opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc.

Nativeadjective

Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous with domestic.

Nativeadjective

Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.

Nativeadjective

Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc. Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be used for negative qualities. See also congenital

‘Courage is native to you.’;

Nativeadjective

Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).

‘the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father.’;

Nativeadjective

Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver, copper, gold.

Nativenoun

One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France; the natives are restless.

Nativenoun

Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.

Nativenoun

a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person

Nativeadjective

being such by origin;

‘the native North American sugar maple’; ‘many native artists studied abroad’;

Nativeadjective

belonging to one by birth;

‘my native land’; ‘one's native language’;

Nativeadjective

being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning;

‘native Americans’; ‘the aboriginal peoples of Australia’;

Nativeadjective

as found in nature in the elemental form;

‘native copper’;

Nativeadjective

normally existing at birth;

‘mankind's connatural sense of the good’;

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