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national

na·tion·al

national

 
pronunciation:
nae sh nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with the whole country, not just one part of it.
The president is the head of the national government in the United States.Air pollution is a national concern.
definition 2: belonging to or very special to one particular nation.
Baseball is the national sport of the United States.
similar words:
domestic, internal, native, state
derivation: nationally (adv.)
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The word national contains the following parts:
nat Latin root that means birth; born
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.