of or relating to a zone or zones.
of the nature of a zone.

Also zon·ar·y [zoh-nuh-ree] /ˈzoʊ nə ri/.

Origin of zonal

First recorded in 1865–70; zone + -al1
Related formszon·al·ly, adverbin·ter·zon·al, adjectivenon·zon·al, adjectivenon·zon·al·ly, adverb
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less commonly zonary (ˈzəʊnərɪ)


of, relating to, or of the nature of a zone
Derived Formszonally, adverb
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