Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being native.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being native.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being native, or produced by nature; naturalness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin

Etymologies

native +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • THOUGH BOTANISTS first started talking about the idea of nativeness back in the 1830s, for most of history people didn't worry much about the risks of species moving from one place to another.

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  • The only group of foreigners to have the remotest claim to "nativeness" were the The Samanids (819-999), who were the first in centuries to use Farsi as an official language in centuries and they hired the poet Ferdowsi to write the Persian national epic, Shahnama: The Epic of the KIngs which has been the core of Persian education ever since.

    Eric Lurio: Notes on the Iran/Persia Conflict: A Travelogue -- Part Five

  • Recent papers arguing for the nativeness of L. littorea is Cunningham 2008 and for its exoticness are Chapman et al.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • I suspect there is some truth in the matter, but I can only note that it is an Asterix comic (where everything is a caricature) and that a reaction such as that of my Viennese friend is to be expected from natives the world over encountering a portrayal of that nativeness (to emphasize the critic's nativeness).

    languagehat.com: WILAMOWICEAN.

  • Kun readings don't always match up with nativeness nativity?

    languagehat.com: PORTOBELLO.

  • Terence, and, above all, the chaster poems of Catullus, not only with the Roman poets of the, so called, silver and brazen ages; but with even those of the Augustan æra: and, on grounds of plain sense and universal logic, to see and assert the superiority of the former in the truth and nativeness, both of their thoughts and diction.

    The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838

  • "Yes," he replied in gentle and lingering tones, and its nativeness.

    In the Wilderness

  • The author of the 2009 Oxford University Press book Invasion Biology,'' Davis has been a leader in the small but vocal group of thinkers who argue that nativeness is simply the wrong lens to use when we think about the environment.

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  • Catullus, not only with the Roman poets of the, so called, silver and brazen ages; but with even those of the Augustan aera: and on grounds of plain sense and universal logic to see and assert the superiority of the former in the truth and nativeness both of their thoughts and diction.

    Biographia Literaria

  • Beyond "birth", how many generations (and to what level of purity) do you want to define nativeness?

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