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Relating to countries or regions of the world

abroad

adverb

in or to a foreign country

American

adjective

relating to North America, South America, or the Caribbean

Anglo-American

adjective

relating to the US and the UK

anglophone

adjective

an anglophone country is one where English is spoken as one of the main languages

Anglo-Saxon

adjective

relating to the US and the UK, rather than the countries of Europe

Anglo-Saxon

adjective

relating to white English-speaking people in the US, especially people whose families originally came from the UK or northern Europe

Arctic

adjective

relating to the Arctic

Baltic

adjective

relating to the Baltic Sea in northern Europe and to the countries in this region

coast-to-coast

adjective

from one coast of a country to another

continental

adjective

relating to or belonging to any of the Earth’s continents

continental

adjective

forming a continent, and not including any islands off its coast

continental

adjective

relating to or belonging to Europe, especially Western Europe, not including the UK or Ireland

continental

adjective

typical of the warmer countries in central and southern Europe

Cornish

adjective

from or relating to Cornwall, an area in the extreme southwest of England

cosmopolitan

adjective

used about a place where people from many different countries and cultures live

countrywide

adjective, adverb

in all parts of a country

cross-country

adjective

from one side of a country to the other

developed

adjective

a developed country, region, or economy has a lot of industries and business activity

developing

adjective

a developing country is poor and does not have many industries

domestic

adjective

relating to the country being talked about, and not other countries

domestically

adverb

relating to the country being talked about, not other countries

down under

adverb

to or in Australia or New Zealand

eastern

adjective

in or from the east of a country or place

Eurasian

adjective

relating to both Europe and Asia

external

adjective

involving countries other than your own

geographical

adjective

relating to an area or place, or to its geography

high

adjective

a high latitude is an area of the Earth that is a long way north or south of the equator

Highland

adjective

relating to the Scottish Highlands

industrial

adjective

used about countries or areas with many industries

industrialised

a British spelling of industrialized

industrialized

adjective

an industrialized country or society has a lot of industry

intercontinental

adjective

going between continents (=main divisions of the world such as Europe or Asia), or happening between people who are in different continents

international

adjective

involving several countries, or existing between countries

internationally

adverb

in several or many countries

interstate

adjective

existing or taking place between states, especially between the states in the US or Australia

interstate

adverb

from, to, or in other states of Australia

intrastate

adjective

existing or happening within one state, especially in the US

Latin American

adjective

relating to Mexico, Central America, or South America or their cultures

lusophone

adjective

speaking Portuguese as the main language

mandated

adjective

a mandated country or region is ruled by another country that has been given the authority to do this

MECD

noun

more economically developed country: a country that is fairly rich and has a lot of industrial development

mid-Atlantic

adjective

mixing British and American features, especially words and ways of speaking

Moorish

adjective

relating to the moors, or in the style of the moors

national

adjective

relating to one particular nation and not including other nations

national

adjective

relating to the whole of a nation and not just a part of it

nationally

adverb

relating to a whole nation, not just part of it

nationally

adverb

relating to one country but not other countries

nationwide

adjective, adverb

in all parts of a country

NIC

noun

newly industrialized country: a country that has recently achieved a lot of industrial development, for example Malaysia

northern

adjective

in or from the north of a country

occidental

adjective

coming from or relating to the western part of the world

oriental

adjective

from or connected with eastern Asia, especially China and Japan

overseas

adverb

to or in a country across the sea

polar

adjective

coming from or relating to an area near the North Pole or the South Pole

postindustrial

adjective

relating to societies or economies that had a lot of industry in the past but now depend on other types of work

regional

adjective

relating to or typical of a particular area of a country or the world

semitropical

adjective

subtropical

Soviet

adjective

from or relating to the ussr when it existed in the past

statewide

adjective, adverb

affecting or involving the whole of a US state

subarctic

adjective

relating to the very cold parts of the world just south of the arctic circle

sub-Saharan

adjective

in the part of Africa that is south of the Sahara Desert

subtropical

adjective

from or relating to the warm parts of the world just north and south of the tropics

temperate

adjective

a temperate climate or region is never extremely hot or extremely cold

territorial

adjective

relating to the land of a particular country

Third World

adjective

Third World countries are poor and do not have much industrial development. People now prefer to use the word developing.

Third World

adjective

relating to developing countries

transatlantic

adjective

between countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean

transatlantic

adjective

on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean

transpolar

adjective

across the North or South Pole

tristate

adjective

related to three states near each other

tropic

adjective

tropical

tropical

adjective

in or from the hottest parts of the world

tropical

adjective

used about parts of countries that are in the tropics

uncivilized

adjective

used for describing a place or community that does not have advanced culture or technology. This word is now considered offensive.

underdeveloped

adjective

an underdeveloped country or region is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology. Many people consider this to be an offensive word, and prefer to use the word developing.

undeveloped

adjective

an undeveloped country is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology

unindustrialised

adjective

a British spelling of unindustrialized

unindustrialized

adjective

an unindustrialized country has little or no industry

unoccupied

adjective

an unoccupied country or region does not have an enemy’s army living in it and controlling it

up

adjective, adverb, preposition

in or towards the north of a region or country

upstate

adjective

in the northern part of a state in the US

volatile

adjective

a volatile region or country is a place where violence is likely to develop suddenly

western

adjective

in or from the western part of the world, especially Europe and North America

westernized

adjective

influenced by American or Western European culture, technology, or values

world

noun

involving or affecting all countries

coast to coast

adverb

cross-country

adverb

Far Eastern

adjective

geographically

adverb

mainland

adjective

Midland

adjective

Midwestern

adjective

Near Eastern

adjective

Pacific Rim

adjective

regionally

adverb

subcontinental

adjective

upstate

adverb

down south

to or in the south of England

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someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes

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