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English definition of “national”

national

adjective     /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 ).Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of national adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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