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English definition of “national”

national

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl/ /ˈnæʃ.nəl/
someone who officially belongs to a particular country : 30 people , including six UK nationals, were killed in yesterday's plane crash . All foreign nationals were advised to leave the country following the outbreak of civil war .Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
(Definition of national noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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