national national  /ˈnæ ʃə nəl/


  1. (n) a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  2. (adj) of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
  3. (adj) limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
  4. (adj) concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country
  5. (adj) owned or maintained for the public by the national government
  6. (adj) inside the country
  7. (adj) characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
  8. (adj) of or relating to nationality



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  1. Your share of the national debt is $35,000.
  2. Michael Kinsley thinks PTI editor Rick Stengel's call for compulsory national service is nave.


  1. National Retail Federation reports Father's Day spending up from last year

    National Retail Federation reports that Father's Day spending is up from last year. Preston Jones, from our sister site, News 14 Carolina, has more.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

  2. National Envelope: No Appleton layoffs

    National Envelope says it won't have to lay off any workers at its Appleton plant after securing financing to continue operating in bankruptcy.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

  3. National Journal Names Elaine Grossman Executive Editor, Senior Correspondent Global Security Newswire

    National Journal is expanding the role of Global Security Newswire's Elaine Grossman, creating a new, more senior position for her at GSN -- executive editor and senior correspondent -- and also naming her special correspondent for National Journal. An Atlantic Media publication, GSN features groundbreaking news coverage related to weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and international ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "War is bigger than any one man or woman, whether a private, a general or a president," Obama said. "As difficult as it is to lose Gen. McChrystal, I believe it is the right decision for our national security."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Mr Cameron said he and Mr Clegg would "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest".
    on May 11, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell accused the Obama administration of arrogantly circumventing the American people by appointing "one of the most prominent advocates of rationed health care to implement their national (healthcare) plan."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Reuters Canada

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tangible tangible
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