regional

[ree-juh-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:
1645–55; < Latin regiōnālis. See region, -al1

regionally, adverb
interregional, adjective
interregionally, adverb
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regional (ˈriːdʒənəl)
 
adj
of, characteristic of, or limited to a region: the regional dialects of English
 
'regionally
 
adv

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

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Example sentences
To serve each region, there are five regional parliaments in addition to the
  national one.
Colombians everywhere are full of national and regional pride in their culture.
Their regional chieftaincies, each headed by a leader known as a cacique,
  crumbled away.
Big farm breakfasts-especially biscuits and gravy-are mandatory, and tangy
  fried apple pies are a regional specialty.
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