Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a large geographic region.
  • adjective Of or relating to a particular region or district.
  • adjective Of or affecting a region of the body.
  • adjective Of or characteristic of a form of a language that is distributed in identifiable geographic areas and differs in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary from the standard form.
  • noun Something, such as a magazine or a company branch, that serves a region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.
  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.
  • adjective 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.
  • noun An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective related or limited to a particular region
  • adjective characteristic of a region

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2009

  • 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.

    Doorstop interview - Singapore

  • PRINCE CHUDY CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2007

  • PRINCE CHUCI CHUKWAN, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2007

  • PRINCE CHUDI CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2007

  • This same approach applies to what we call regional architecture

    Speech: Australian Diplomacy - from Plimsoll to the Present

  • MCINTYRE: Gates warned failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey and even Saudi Arabia into what he called a regional conflagration.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2006

  • MCINTYRE: Gates warned, failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey, and even Saudi Arabia, into what he called a regional conflagration.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2006

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2002

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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