Meaning of NATIONAL in English

■ adjective

1》 relating to or characteristic of a nation.

2》 owned, controlled, or financially supported by the state.

■ noun

1》 a citizen of a particular country.

2》 a ~ newspaper as opposed to a local one.


~ly adverb


C16: from Fr., from L. natio(n-) (see nation ).

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