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regional

[ree-juh-nl] /ˈri dʒə nl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a region of considerable extent; not merely local:
a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts.
2.
of or pertaining to a particular region, district, area, or part, as of a country; sectional; local:
regional differences in pronunciation.
3.
Medicine/Medical, Anatomy. pertaining to, affecting, or localized in a particular area or part of the body:
regional anesthesia.
4.
having, exhibiting, or characterized by regionalism:
He writes regional novels.
noun
5.
Often, regionals. a regional competition or tournament:
The basketball team won the regionals.
6.
a regional company, branch, stock exchange, etc.:
Regionals are getting stiff competition from the national firms.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin regiōnālis. See region, -al1
Related forms
regionally, adverb
interregional, adjective
interregionally, adverb
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  • The city is a hub for interregional bus services for all the country and abroad.
British Dictionary definitions for interregional

interregional

/ˌɪntəˈriːdʒənəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or conducted between two or more regions

regional

/ˈriːdʒənəl/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or limited to a region: the regional dialects of English
Derived Forms
regionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interregional

regional

adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin regionalis "of or belonging to a region or province," from stem of regio (see region). Related: Regionally.

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interregional in Medicine

regional re·gion·al (rē'jə-nəl)
adj.
Of or relating to a region.

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