Definition of 'national'
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They exposed major national scandals about the risk to lives and public safety. The Sun (2016)Son refuses to comment about the prospect of national service. The Sun (2016)There was corruption of local or national government officials or ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The taxpayer should not be expected to pay for foreign national prisoners in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This has been necessary to ensure a more competitive national team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One member speaking in one local meeting does not determine local or national policy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But when they play for the national side they have to become selfless and change their way of playing. The Sun (2016)Parents must offer a full-time education but do not have to follow the national curriculum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One other perennial is the outflow of British nationals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Testing is currently conducted by national agencies or international sports federations, who also decide sanctions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There should be a national network of major cycle routes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of these are well covered in the national curriculum while others are not. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no better time to bring back national service. The Sun (2008)The offer includes a ceasefire and a commitment to a new government of national unity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is easier to appeal to pockets rather than national pride. The Sun (2016)What better base for tweets than a country where the national pastime is chatter? Times, Sunday Times (2011)You treat them the same as you treat national citizens. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His short spell in charge of the national team came near the end of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Avoiding regulatory costs and national or local taxes in an effort to undercut existing providers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nor does the national side enjoy the rub of the green. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All three major national teams will play within a day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She said volunteering activities should be introduced as part of national curriculum projects in schools. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps he was showing support for the national elf service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only then could national government be strong and at the same time command respect. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)Our national citizen service will do just this. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The party could face police probes after used the same tactic declaring the campaigning as national rather than local spending. The Sun (2016)But this is an evolution rather than an abrupt alteration in British national life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It also has no idea of the whereabouts of 400 foreign national criminals released from prison. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will be local, yet also national and international. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is the country 's national symbol and receives rights and protections more akin to humans than animals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'national'
British English: national /ˈnæʃənəl/ ADJECTIVE
National means relating to the whole of a country, rather than to part of it or to other nations.
...national and local news.
- American English: national
- Arabic: قَوّمِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: nacional
- Chinese: 国家的
- Croatian: nacionalan
- Czech: národní
- Danish: national
- Dutch: nationaal
- European Spanish: nacional
- Finnish: kansallinen
- French: national
- German: national
- Greek: εθνικός
- Italian: nazionale
- Japanese: 国民の
- Korean: 국가적인
- Norwegian: nasjonal
- Polish: narodowy
- European Portuguese: nacional
- Romanian: național
- Russian: национальный
- Spanish: nacional
- Swedish: nationell
- Thai: ประจำชาติ
- Turkish: ulusal
- Ukrainian: державний
- Vietnamese: thuộc quốc gia
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