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Definition of "regional" []

  • 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: regional pain. (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; dialectal. (adjective)
  • Something, such as a magazine or a company branch, that serves a region: "earlier attempts to launch glossy regionals for women” ( Business Week). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "regional" in a sentence
  • "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"