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[ ree-juh-nl ]


  1. of or relating to a region of considerable extent; not merely local:

    a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts.

  2. of or relating to a particular region, district, area, or part, as of a country; sectional; local:

    regional differences in pronunciation.

  3. Medicine/Medical, Anatomy. pertaining to, affecting, or localized in a particular area or part of the body:

    regional anesthesia.

  4. having, exhibiting, or characterized by regionalism:

    He writes regional novels.


  1. Often regionals. a regional competition or tournament:

    The basketball team won the regionals.

  2. a regional company, branch, stock exchange, etc.:

    Regionals are getting stiff competition from the national firms.


/ ˈriːdʒənəl /


  1. of, characteristic of, or limited to a region

    the regional dialects of English

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Derived Forms

  • ˈregionally, adverb

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Other Words From

  • region·al·ly adverb
  • inter·region·al adjective
  • inter·region·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of regional1

From the Latin word regiōnālis, dating back to 1645–55. See region, -al 1

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Example Sentences

Therefore, some agencies cater solely to one local or regional vertical, one market or even act as resellers, having other types of agencies as part of their customer segmentation.

First, regional politics in the Middle East have changed dramatically in recent years.

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That means this might be the one year we don’t really have a college football champion — or at the very least, this is the one year that going back to the old voting system of eyeballing the teams that dominate their regional areas makes sense.

Ibach also acknowledged that the program “underserved” some regions because regional equity wasn’t a factor in the USDA contractor selection.

The regional planning agency is governed by elected leaders from each city and the county, and it’s particularly important where San Diego stands because of its size and voting power.

Having regional appeal is one thing; simply being a regional candidate is another.

Slowly, two were opened up, and in 2010 the regional government opened all four Brogpa villages in a push for tourism.

Paddle8 works better than a smaller regional auction house because it is nimbler and its costs—to the seller and buyer—are lower.

The revival of industry makes such engineering talent critical to regional success.

Therefore, reforming this trade is part of a comprehensive strategy, including regional governance reforms, to help end the war.

Regional festivals and a State Festival for public school bands and choral groups are held each year.

Banggà rihiyunal sa amatiyur, Regional contest for amateur performers.

Such regional divisions were but one factor in industrial administration.

The phrase "regional understanding," as applied to the Monroe Doctrine, is not a happy one.

Out of hundreds of regional biobibliographies he chooses one for Naumburg for mention.


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