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na·tion·al

national

 
 
pronunciation:
nae sh nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with an entire nation.
The army plays an important role in national security.Public education is a national concern.
similar words:
nationwide
definition 2: specific to or characteristic of one particular nation.
Baseball is the national pastime of the United States.
similar words:
domestic, internal, native, state
derivation: nationally (adv.)
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