(in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties
(in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas Former name National Country Party
(in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners, which ruled from 1948 until the country’s first multiracial elections in 1994: renamed the New National Party (NNP) in 1999 See also Progressive Federal Party, United Party
- National physical laboratory
noun 1. a UK establishment founded in 1900 at Teddington to carry out research in physics and monitor standards of measurement NPL
- National policy
noun a broad course of action adopted by a federal government in pursuit of its objectives Examples What is the national policy on economic recovery and jobs?
- National portrait gallery
noun 1. an art gallery in London, established in 1856, displaying portraits and photographs of eminent figures in British history
noun 1. (def 1).