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regional

Syllabification: re·gion·al
Pronunciation: /ˈrēj(ə)n(ə)l
 
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Definition of regional in English:

adjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a region: regional and local needs regional variations
More example sentences
  • This possibly could be evidence of a regional variation associated with the South.
  • The poverty line does not even account for regional variations in the cost of living!
  • The above patterns are national, but there are ethnic and regional variations.
Synonyms
geographical, territorial;
by region

noun

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North American An athletic contest involving competitors from a particular region: the opening game of the Little League Senior Division Softball Eastern Regionals
More example sentences
  • The winner of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the regionals participated in the national abilympics held in November 2002.
  • I went to regionals and was excited because the state champion from the year before was also in my regional and had attended my school when he won.
  • Hundreds of dancers ages 9 to 19 participate in regionals and finals, coming away with a clearer picture of their future.

Derivatives

regionally

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Pronunciation: /ˈrējənl-ē, ˈrējnəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The sample was drawn from manufacturing, distribution, retail and services sectors and from a regionally representative sample.
  • And to maximise the impact, the campaign is regionally focused.
  • Dr. Watson added that Dublin was already well serviced and instead of building more units there funds should be spread out more regionally.

Words that rhyme with regional

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