national

na|tion|al1 W1S1 [ˈnæʃənəl] adj
1.) related to a whole nation as opposed to any of its parts
→↑local
Religion matters very much at a national level.
Between 1929 and 1933 America's national income fell by more than half.
There are strong indications that the Prime Minister will call national elections in May.
2.) relating to one particular nation as opposed to other nations
We refuse to sign any treaty that is against our national interests.
3.) [only before noun]
owned or controlled by the central government of a country
the National Institute for Space Research
the country's national airline
national 2
national2 n
someone who is a citizen of a particular country but is living in another country
→↑alien, citizen ↑citizen, subject ↑subject
Foreign nationals were advised to leave the country.
French/EU/Japanese etc national
Turkish nationals who are living in the UK

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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