Definitions for naturalisation
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word naturalisation
the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
"the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
In biology, naturalisation is any process by which a non-native organism spreads into the wild and its reproduction is sufficient to maintain its population. Such populations are said to be naturalised. Some populations do not sustain themselves reproductively, but exist because of continued influx from elsewhere. Such a non-sustaining population, or the individuals within it, are said to be adventive. Cultivated plants are a major source of adventive populations. Naturalised species may become invasive species if they become sufficiently abundant to have an adverse effect on native plants and animals.
Find a translation for the naturalisation definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these naturalisation definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"naturalisation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Feb. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/naturalisation>.