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The term native may have the following meanings.
- The term native is an adjective, synonymous to "indigenous", referring to people whose origin is localized to an area —the term "native" always refers to a context to which the subject of the statement belongs.
- In computing:
- to describe something running on a computer natively or in native mode means that it is running without any external support - for example, as opposed to it being running emulated.
- Native operation system, native instruction set, etc., in application to a computer processor means that the correcponding item was implemented specifically for the given model of the computer, as opposed to, say, emulation or compatibility mode.