regional

[ ree-juh-nl ]
/ ˈri dʒə nl /

adjective

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.

noun

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.

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Origin of regional

From the Latin word regiōnālis, dating back to 1645–55. See region, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM regional

re·gion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·re·gion·al, adjectivein·ter·re·gion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for regionally

regional
/ (ˈriːdʒənəl) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or limited to a regionthe regional dialects of English

Derived forms of regional

regionally, adverb
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Medical definitions for regionally

regional
[ rējə-nəl ]

adj.

Of or affecting a region of the body.
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