Deutsch: Nativ / Français: Natif
The term "native" can have many different social and political connotations in different contexts. In some cases it is a neutral, descriptive term, for example, when stating that one is a native of a particular city or that a certain language is one's native language.
In the industrial and industry context, "native" typically refers to a state or condition that is inherent or intrinsic to a system, material, or process. For example, a native component is one that is integral to the system and has not been added, modified, or adapted in any way.
- Native materials, which are those that occur naturally and have not been altered or processed in any way
- Native capacity, which is the inherent ability of a system or component to perform a certain function or process
- Native resolution, which is the inherent capability of a device or system to display or process images and data at a specific resolution
- Native format, which is the format of a data file or image that has not been converted or manipulated in any way
- Native instrumentation, which is the inherent capability of a system or device to measure, monitor, or control a specific parameter or process
- Native functions, which are those that are built into a software application or operating system and do not require any additional programming or configuration.