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national

adjective uk   us   /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl/ /ˈnæʃ.nəl/
A2 relating to or typical of a whole country and its people, rather than to part of that country or to other countries: a national holiday Britain has more than ten national newspapers. The company's national headquarters is in Rome. The children were wearing traditional national costume/dress. The government's view is that raising taxes now would not be in the national interest (= would not be good for the country).
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noun [C usually plural] uk   us   /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl/ /ˈnæʃ.nəl/
someone who officially belongs to a particular country: 30 people, including six Mexican nationals, were killed in yesterday's plane crash. All foreign nationals were advised to leave the country following the outbreak of civil war.
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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