- 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
Examples from the Web for regional
Having regional appeal is one thing; simply being a regional candidate is another.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
Slowly, two were opened up, and in 2010 the regional government opened all four Brogpa villages in a push for tourism.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
The revival of industry makes such engineering talent critical to regional success.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen
December 7, 2014
Regional newspapers variously report 500 or 741 grizzlies live in and around Yellowstone.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
But it also transformed a regional threat into a global enemy that was easier to target in the areas it controlled.Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?
October 22, 2014
They sat at all the meetings of National and Provincial and Regional committees.Herbert Hoover
When you took on Hovercraft, you were thinking in terms of a regional dispute.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
The problem had been viewed as local or regional during the seventies.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
A change of method, then, has given us General and Regional Anatomy.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It was the voice of an educated man with the regional softening of vowels.Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
- of, characteristic of, or limited to a regionthe regional dialects of English
Word Origin and History for regional
early 15c., from Late Latin regionalis "of or belonging to a region or province," from stem of regio (see region). Related: Regionally.
- Of or affecting a region of the body.