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(fôr′ĭn-bôrn′, fŏr′-)
Foreign by birth; not native to the country in which one resides.
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born in a foreign country; not born in one's resident country
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born in a country other than that in which one resides.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Adj.1.foreign-born - of persons born in another area or country than that lived in; "our large nonnative population"
foreign, strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
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