Meaning of “national” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈnæʃənəl/

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.

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nationally adverb

He's a nationally known sports figure.

(Definition of “national adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)