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National Liberation Front a revolutionary, often violent, political group, esp. such a group formerly active in South Vietnam.
National Mall a large grassy open area in Washington D.C., surrounded by museums and monuments, designed for use by the public.
national monument a natural landmark or historic site maintained and preserved by a national government for public enjoyment or use.
national park a large area of scenic beauty, or historic or scientific interest, maintained and preserved by a national government for public use and enjoyment.
National Park Service an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages National Parks, National Monuments, and other such property. [2 definitions]
national seashore a seacoast area maintained and protected by a national government.
national sovereignty the right or power of a nation-state to govern itself, with independence from outside control.
National Weather Service an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that compiles data on weather conditions and issues weather warnings.
Nation of Islam an organization, mainly of U.S. blacks, that espouses the religious and ethical doctrines of Islam. (See Black Muslim.)
nation-state the modern autonomous nation, considered as a unit of political organization.
nationwide throughout or over the entire nation.
native being the place of birth or origin. [8 definitions]
Native American an American Indian. [2 definitions]
native-born connected to a specified place by birth.
nativism the practice that favors and preserves the interests of natives over those of more recent settlers.
nativity circumstances or place of being born; birth. [2 definitions]
NATO abbreviation of "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."
natty (informal) neat, well-groomed, and smartly dressed; dapper.
natural of, pertaining to, produced by, or existing in nature. [9 definitions]
natural-born citizen a person born in the United States or on foreign soil to two parents who are American citizens. Being a natural-born citizen is a requirement for becoming a U.S. president.
natural childbirth childbirth without anesthesia or surgical aid, for which the expectant mother often receives lengthy psychological and physical preparation.