Definition of regional in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrēj(ə)n(ə)l/ /ˈridʒ(ə)n(ə)l/

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  • Relating to or characteristic of a region.

    ‘regional and local needs’
    • ‘regional variations’
    • ‘This possibly could be evidence of a regional variation associated with the South.’
    • ‘The poverty line does not even account for regional variations in the cost of living!’
    • ‘The above patterns are national, but there are ethnic and regional variations.’
    • ‘The end result is a decrease in regional variation in attitudes, especially within the East.’
    • ‘In fact it is almost the last of the Australian cottage styles to show some regional variation.’
    • ‘There were regional variations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘This also highlights a flaw in the reliance of national viewing figures since they fail to show regional variations in taste.’
    • ‘Those who do so are asked to fill in entry forms from their respective regional secretary.’
    • ‘Mr Western, regional secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, was suspended after he refused to shave off his beard.’
    • ‘This specialization tended to define more boldly the regional character of European agriculture.’
    • ‘It is also important that smaller media players be able to provide important local and regional content.’
    • ‘The sense of national identity is no longer viewed as precluding local and regional identities.’
    • ‘There has also been a tendency to form national alliances of local and regional organizations.’
    • ‘There have also been many studies of local and regional politics.’
    • ‘Prior to that he worked extensively in the UK and Ireland in local and regional development.’
    • ‘Advocates promote the joy of leisurely dining and opt for regional cooking and local flavours.’
    • ‘Providing incentives for local and regional produce would fit very well under such schemes.’
    • ‘A relevant geographic market does not have to extend to the UK as a whole, but could be regional, or local.’
    • ‘I have had the honour of serving North Vancouver for many years at the local and regional level.’
    • ‘All women gave written informed consent to join the study, which had local and regional ethics approval.’
    geographical, topographical, zonal, territorial, topical
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  • 1regionalsNorth American An athletic contest involving competitors from a particular region.

    ‘the opening game of the Little League Senior Division Softball Eastern Regionals’
    • ‘The winner of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the regionals participated in the national abilympics held in November 2002.’
    • ‘I went to regionals and was excited because the state champion from the year before was also in my regional and had attended my school when he won.’
    • ‘Hundreds of dancers ages 9 to 19 participate in regionals and finals, coming away with a clearer picture of their future.’
    • ‘This summer in Lincoln, after breezing through the seven-state regionals in Oregon, Sean qualified for the junior amateur category and won his own national championship.’
    • ‘‘Soccer regionals begin next week,’ he said grimly.’
    1. 1.1usually regionalsA stamp, newspaper, or other thing produced or used in a particular region.