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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Word Origin & History

national
1590s, from nation; national anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley. Related: Nationally.
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Example sentences
Today, the state is the base for the nation's large, nationally owned petroleum
  industry.
They were publicly and nationally welcomed and relieved.
The map below shows how it looks to the people who monitor droughts nationally.
The link of garden information to climate zone is important, but it can be a
  trap when information is extrapolated nationally.
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