national

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin nationalis, from Latin natio (nation); see nation.

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national (comparative more national, superlative most national)

  1. Of or having to do with a nation.
  2. (by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).
    Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

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See nation for notes regarding the usage of national to refer to the UK and its member states.

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NounEdit

national (plural nationals)

  1. A subject of a nation.
    The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
  2. (usually in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
    After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.

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national m (feminine nationale, masculine plural nationaux, feminine plural nationales)

  1. national

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GermanEdit

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national (not comparable)

  1. national
  2. nationalist

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 02:58