American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a large geographic region.
- adj. Of or relating to a particular region or district.
- adj. Of or affecting a region of the body: regional pain.
- adj. Of or characteristic of a form of language that is distributed in identifiable geographic areas and differs in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary from the standard form; dialectal.
- n. Something, such as a magazine or a company branch, that serves a region: "earlier attempts to launch glossy regionals for women” ( Business Week).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a particular region or place; sectional; topical; local.
- Of or pertaining to division into regions, as in anatomy and zoögeography; topographical.
- Specifically, in geology, descriptive of, pertaining to, or affecting an area of considerable extent, that is, a region: used in contrast with local and other terms of similar comparative significance.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.
- adj. Australia Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
- n. An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.
- adj. related or limited to a particular region
- adj. characteristic of a region
“But if you live in some of the states across the country, they're going to be holding this kind of regional, what they call regional health care summits, involving the governors, who'll be hosting administration officials talking about these at town halls at Michigan next week, followed by Vermont, Iowa, North Carolina, California.”
“So far as Foreign Ministers are concerned, we've of course been having our own conversations about these matters but also discussing what we describe as the regional architecture.”
“This same approach applies to what we call regional architecture”
“PRINCE CHUDY CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.”
“PRINCE CHUCI CHUKWAN, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.”
“PRINCE CHUDI CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.”
“MCINTYRE: Gates warned, failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey, and even Saudi Arabia, into what he called a regional conflagration.”
“MCINTYRE: Gates warned failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey and even Saudi Arabia into what he called a regional conflagration.”
“We have what they call a regional task force, a regional terrorist group, not only of the officers in Philadelphia, but we're linked up with the FBI, the surrounding areas, everyone working together, which makes it (ph) very important with the idea that if we can get intelligence with (UNINTELLIGIBLE) be (ph) exactly in Philadelphia, but if it's in surrounding areas.”
“At a news conference on Wednesday, Wolfensohn said his meetings in SA - which he described as the regional economic powerhouse - would include discussions on trade and investment which might flow from SA to the region, and the extent to which the World Bank could be useful.”
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