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adjective national pronunciation in British English /ˈnæʃ(ə)nəl/
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  1. 1
    relating to one particular nation and not including other nations
    Now let’s take a look at the main national and international news.
    in the national interest (=what is best for the nation): It is in the national interest to expose this scandal.
    1. a.
      relating to the whole of a nation and not just a part of it
      a national conference on air pollution
      House prices in London are 5% higher than the national average.
  2. 2
    [only before noun] owned or controlled by the government
    the National Museum of Wales
    a national park/monument


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