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regional Line breaks: re|gion¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈriːdʒənl/

Definition of regional in English:


1Relating to or characteristic of a region: regional and local needs regional variations
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  • 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.
by region, from one region to another
1.1British Relating to the regions of a country rather than the capital: a regional accent
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  • Your plans claim that York would make a good capital of Yorkshire if a regional assembly is agreed by referendum next year.
  • The fund is the largest of nine regional venture capital funds and is sponsored by the London Development Agency.
  • Parish, borough and county councillor Alan Whittaker is a fierce opponent of a regional assembly.
local, localized, devolved;
native, vernacular


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1 (usually regionals) A stamp, newspaper, or other thing produced or used in a particular region.
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  • Findlay is more interested in local weekly papers than prestigious regionals such as the Post.
1.1 (regionals) North American A sporting contest involving competitors from a particular region: the opening game of the Little League Senior Division Softball Eastern Regionals
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˈriːdʒ(ə)nəli/
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

original • coronal • arsenal

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