national

[nash-uh-nl, nash-nuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit: national affairs.
2.
owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government: a national wildlife refuge.
3.
peculiar or common to the whole people of a country: national customs.
4.
devoted to one's own nation, its interests, etc.; patriotic: to stir up national pride.
6.
concerning or encompassing an entire nation: a national radio network.
7.
limited to one nation.
noun
8.
a citizen or subject of a particular nation who is entitled to its protection: U.S. nationals living abroad.
9.
Often, nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like: We're invited to Minneapolis for the nationals.
10.
a national company or organization.

Origin:
1590–1600; nation + -al1

nationally, adverb
antinational, adjective
antinationally, adverb
nonnational, adjective, noun
nonnationally, adverb
prenational, adjective
pronational, adjective
pseudonational, adjective
pseudonationally, adverb
quasi-national, adjective
quasi-nationally, adverb
subnational, adjective
unnational, adjective
unnationally, adverb

federal, national.
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national (ˈnæʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nation: the national dress of Poland
3.  rare nationalistic or patriotic
 
n
4.  a citizen or subject
5.  a national newspaper
 
'nationally
 
adv

National (ˈnæʃənəl)
 
n
the National short for the Grand National

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national
1590s, from nation; national anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley. Related: Nationally.
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Example sentences
They're extraordinarily valuable to the country as national security and
  economic matters.
In stores throughout the country, with complete national distribution by the
  end of the year.
Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation.
Most countries with national firms used their oil wealth to develop the
  authority of the state, rather than the other way around.
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