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Definition of national adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1connected with a particular nation; shared by a whole nation national and local newspapers national and international news national and regional politics a national election These buildings are part of our national heritage. They are afraid of losing their national identity.
  2. 2owned, controlled, or paid for by the government a national airline/museum/theater
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: national