national/ ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl /

of, relating to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit:
national affairs.
owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government:
a national wildlife refuge.
peculiar or common to the whole people of a country:
national customs.
devoted to one’s own nation, its interests, etc.; patriotic:
to stir up national pride.

a citizen or subject of a particular nation who is entitled to its protection:
U.S. nationals living abroad.
Often nationals. a national competition, tournament, or the like:
We’re invited to Minneapolis for the nationals.

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