Definition of Nativeness

1. Noun. The quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin.

Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Autochthony, Endemism, Indigenousness
Antonyms: Foreignness
Derivative terms: Native, Native, Native, Native

Definition of Nativeness

1. n. The quality or state of being native.

Definition of Nativeness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being native. ¹

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Definition of Nativeness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nativeness

native pear
native pomegranate
native protein
native resolution
native soil
native son
native sons
native speaker
native speakers
native species
native sulfur
native sulphur
native support
native wit
nativeness (current term)
nativity play

Literary usage of Nativeness

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1. A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1799)
"SA'NATIVE. a. [from fano, Lat.] Powerful tn cure ; healing. Bacon. SA'nativeness./[from/i»a//M.] Power to cure. i. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society by Aristotelian Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"This tendency to be used in association, to be seized on by the mind and heart and conscience, this nativeness to the imagination, seems to give a ground ..."

3. An Examination of the Utilitarian Philosophy by John Grote (1870)
"Supposing the w'lilt'order nativeness or innateness of our conscientious ... education and training; what follows on this demonstration of its nativeness ? ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"The most important features of this account are, first, the insistence on the naturalness or nativeness of Belief, the mind's instinctive tendency to accept ..."

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