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national

[ nash-uh-nl, nash-nuhl ]
/ ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of national

First recorded in 1590–1600; nation + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM national

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH national

federal, national
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How to use national in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for national (1 of 2)

national
/ (ˈnæʃənəl) /

adjective
of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole
of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nationthe national dress of Poland
rare nationalistic or patriotic
noun
a citizen or subject
a national newspaper

Derived forms of national

nationally, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for national (2 of 2)

National
/ (ˈnæʃənəl) /

noun
the National short for the Grand National
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