- Of, relating to, or belonging to a nation as an organized whole: a national anthem. (adjective)
- Of or relating to nationality: their national origin. (adjective)
- Characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation: a national trait. (adjective)
- Of or maintained by the government of a nation: a national landmark. (adjective)
- Being in the interest of one's own nation: Isolationism is a strictly national policy. (adjective)
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