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national

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəl/ us  
relating to all parts of a nation or to a nation as a whole rather than to any part of it: National headquarters of the company are in Atlanta, with branches throughout the country. National news goes on the front page of the newspaper, with local news in the second section.
nationally
adverb  /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəl·i/ us  
The football game, to be nationally televised, will begin at 9.

national

noun [C usually pl]  /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəl/ us  
a citizen of a particular country: Irish/Mexican nationals a foreign national
Translations of “national”
in Korean 나라의…
in Arabic وَطَني…
in Portuguese nacional…
in Catalan nacional…
in Japanese 国の, 国立の, 全国の…
in Italian nazionale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家的,國民的…
in Russian государственный, национальный…
in Turkish (toplum) millî, ulusal, (örf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家的,国民的…
in Polish narodowy, państwowy, krajowy…
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