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  ( nationals    plural  )
1       adj   National means relating to the whole of a country or nation rather than to part of it or to other nations.  
usu ADJ n  
Ruling parties have lost ground in national and local elections., ...major national and international issues.     
  nationally      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj  
...a nationally televised speech..., Duncan Campbell is nationally known for his investigative work.     
2       adj   National means typical of the people or customs of a particular country or nation.  
ADJ n  
...the national characteristics and history of the country..., Baseball is the national pastime.     
3       n-count   You can refer to someone who is legally a citizen of a country as a national of that country.  
usu adj N   (=citizen)  
...a Sri-Lankan-born British national.     

gross national product        ( gross national products    plural  ) A country's gross national product is the total value of all the goods it has produced and the services it has provided in a particular year, including its income from investments in other countries.     (BUSINESS)      n-var   (=GNP)  
national anthem        ( national anthems    plural  ) A national anthem is a nation's official song which is played or sung on public occasions.      n-count   usu sing  
National Curriculum     
The National Curriculum is the course of study that most school pupils in England and Wales are meant to follow between the ages of 5 and 16.      n-proper   the N  
national government        ( national governments    plural  ) A national government is a government with members from more than one political party, especially one that is formed during a crisis.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count   usu sing  
National Guard        ( National Guards    plural  ) In the United States, theNational Guard is a military force within an individual state, which can become part of the national army if there is a war or emergency.      n-count   usu the N  
...the leader of the Arkansas National Guard.     
National Guardsman        ( National Guardsmen    plural  ) A National Guardsman is a member of the National Guard in the United States.      n-count  
National Health Service     
In Britain, theNational Health Service is the state system for providing medical care. It is paid for by taxes.      n-proper   the N   (=NHS)  
An increasing number of these treatments are now available on the National Health Service.     
national insurance     
In Britain, national insurance is the state system of paying money to people who are ill, unemployed, or retired. It is financed by money that the government collects from people who work, or from their employers.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
national park        ( national parks    plural  ) A national park is a large area of land which is protected by the government because of its natural beauty, plants, or animals, and which the public can usually visit.      n-count; n-in-names   oft in names after n  
...the Masai Mara game reserve and Amboseli national park.     
national service     
National service is service in the armed forces, which young people in certain countries have to do by law.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount   (=military service)  
Banks spent his national service in the Royal Navy.     
in AM, use selective service     
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government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.
The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international, groups of people or organizations in furtherance of political, social or personal objectives.
[Tech.];[Leg.] The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international community.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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