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Definition of "nonnative" []

  • Not native (adjective)
  • Someone who is not a native (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."
  • "Interesting, this speaker told me that she was often mistaken for a 'nonnative' speaker of English by Americans unfamiliar with her accent."
  • "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."