of or relating to a region of considerable extent; not merely local: a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts. of or relating to a particular region, district, area, or part, as of a country; sectional; local: regional differences in pronunciation.
Medicine/Medical, Anatomy. pertaining to, affecting, or localized in a particular area or part of the body: regional anesthesia.
having, exhibiting, or characterized by regionalism: He writes regional novels.
Often regionals. a regional competition or tournament: The basketball team won the regionals.
a regional company, branch, stock exchange, etc.: Regionals are getting stiff competition from the national firms.
Origin of regional
Related formsre·gion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·re·gion·al, adjectivein·ter·re·gion·al·ly, adverb
From the Latin
dating back to 1645–55.
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Derived Formsregionally, adverb
of, characteristic of, or limited to a regionthe regional dialects of English
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Word Origin and History for inter-regional
early 15c., from Late Latin regionalis "of or belonging to a region or province," from stem of regio (see region). Related: Regionally.
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inter-regional in Medicine
Of or affecting a region of the body.
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