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national

adjective
 
 
/ˈnæʃənəl/
WHOLE COUNTRY A2 relating to the whole of a country: to threaten national security a sense of national identity a national newspaper national elections His income is way above the national average. Gambling is a national pastime (= many people do it) here.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
TRADITION [always before noun] A2 connected with the traditions of a particular nation: national dress/customsCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names
nationally adverb He's a nationally known sports figure.
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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