[nash-uh-nl, nash-nuh l] /ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl/
of, relating to, or maintained by a as an organized whole or independent political unit:
owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government:
a national wildlife refuge.
peculiar or common to the whole people of a country:
devoted to one’s own , its interests, etc.; patriotic:
to stir up national pride.
concerning or encompassing an entire :
a national radio network.
limited to one .
a citizen or subject of a particular who is entitled to its protection:
U.S. nationals living abroad.
Often, nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like:
We’re invited to Minneapolis for the nationals.
a national company or organization.
of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole
of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nation: the national dress of Poland
(rare) nationalistic or patriotic
a citizen or subject
a national newspaper
the National, short for the Grand National
1590s, from Middle French national (from Old French nation), and also from nation + -al (1). As a noun, “citizen of a (particular) nation,” from 1887. National anthem first recorded 1819, in Shelley. Related: Nationally.
[noo-truh l, nyoo-] /ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others: a neutral nation during World War II. 2. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy: The arbitrator was absolutely neutral. 3. of or belonging to a neutral state or […]
[nawr-muh l] /ˈnɔr məl/ adjective 1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. 2. serving to establish a standard. 3. Psychology. 4. Biology, Medicine/Medical. 5. Mathematics. 6. Chemistry. noun 7. the average or mean: Production may fall below normal. 8. the standard or type. 9. Mathematics. /ˈnɔːməl/ adjective 1. […]
[uh b-jek-tiv] /əbˈdʒɛk tɪv/ noun 1. something that one’s efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target: the objective of a military attack; the objective of a fund-raising drive. 2. Grammar. 3. Also called object glass, object lens, objective lens. Optics. (in a telescope, microscope, camera, or other optical system) the […]
[uh-fish-uh l] /əˈfɪʃ əl/ noun 1. a person appointed or elected to an or charged with certain duties. adjective 2. of or relating to an or position of duty, trust, or authority: official powers. 3. authorized or issued authoritatively: an official report. 4. holding . 5. appointed or authorized to act in a designated capacity: […]