- 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
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- of, relating to, or conducted between two or more regions
- of, characteristic of, or limited to a regionthe regional dialects of English
Word Origin and History for interregional
early 15c., from Late Latin regionalis "of or belonging to a region or province," from stem of regio (see region). Related: Regionally.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or affecting a region of the body.
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