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1    of, involving, or relating to a nation as a whole  
2    of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular nation  
the national dress of Poland     
3    Rare   nationalistic or patriotic  
4    a citizen or subject  
5    a national newspaper  
  nationally      adv  

African National Congress  
      n   (in South Africa) a political party, founded in 1912 as an African nationalist movement and banned there from 1960 to 1990 because of its active opposition to apartheid: in 1994 won South Africa's first multiracial elections,   (Abbrev.)    ANC  
British National Party  
      n   (in Britain) a neo-Nazi political party,   (Abbrev)    BNP  
Grand National  
      n   the. an annual steeplechase run at Aintree, Liverpool, since 1839  
gross national product  
      n   the total value of all final goods and services produced annually by a nation,   (Abbrev.)    GNP  
Indian National Congress  
      n   the official name for Congress (the political party)  
Jasper National Park  
      n   a national park in SW Canada, in W Alberta in the Rockies: wildlife sanctuary. Area: 10900 sq. km (4200 sq. miles)  
Kruger National Park  
      n   a wildlife sanctuary in NE South Africa: the world's largest game reserve. Area: over 21700 sq. km (8400 sq. miles)  
Mammoth Cave National Park  
      n   a national park in W central Kentucky: established in 1941 to protect a system of limestone caverns  
Mount McKinley National Park  
      n   a national park in S central Alaska: contains part of the Alaska Range Area: 7847 sq. km (3030 sq. miles)  
Mount Rainier National Park  
      n   a national park in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. Area: 976 sq. km (377 sq. miles)  
      n      the. short for the       Grand National  
national accounting  
      n      another name for       social accounting  
national agreement  
      n   written formal agreements covering rates of pay and other terms and conditions of employment that are the result of collective bargaining at national level between one or more trade unions and employers in a sector of the economy  
national anthem  
      n   a patriotic hymn or other song adopted by a nation for use on public or state occasions  
National Assembly  
      n     (French history)   the body constituted by the French third estate in June 1789 after the calling of the Estates General. It was dissolved in Sept. 1791 to be replaced by the new Legislative Assembly  
national assistance  
      n   (in Britain) formerly a weekly allowance paid to certain people by the state to bring their incomes up to minimum levels established by law  
   Now replaced by       income support  
national bank  
1    (in the U.S.) a commercial bank incorporated under a Federal charter and legally required to be a member of the Federal Reserve System  
   Compare       state bank  
2    a bank owned and operated by a government  
National Bureau of Standards  
      n     (U.S)   an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurements  
   Compare       British Standards Institution       International Standards Organization  
national code  
      n      another term for       Australian Rules  
National Convention  
1    a convention held every four years by each major U.S. political party to choose its presidential candidate  
2      (French history)   the longest lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept. 1792 to Oct. 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory  
National Country Party  
      n      (in Australia) a former name for       National Party     (Abbrev.)    NCP  
National Covenant  
      n      See       Covenant  
National Curriculum  
      n   (in England and Wales) the curriculum of subjects taught in state schools progressively from 1989. There are ten foundation subjects: English, maths, and science (the core subjects); art, design and technology, geography, history, music, physical education, and a foreign language. Pupils are assessed according to specified attainment targets throughout each of four key stages. Schools must also provide religious education and from 1999 lessons in citizenship  
national debt  
      n   the total outstanding borrowings of a nation's central government,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    public debt  
National Economic Development Council  
      n   an advisory body on general economic policy in Britain, composed of representatives of government, management, and trade unions: established in 1962; abolished in 1992,   (Abbrevs.)    NEDC     (informal)   Neddy  
National Enterprise Board  
      n   a public corporation established in 1975 to help the economy of the UK. In 1981 it merged with the National Research and Development Council to form the British Technology Group,   (Abbrev.)    NEB  
National Front  
      n   (in Britain) a small political party of the right with racist and other extremist policies,   (Abbrev.)    NF  
National Gallery  
      n   a major art gallery in London, in Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, it contains the largest collection of paintings in Britain  
national grid  
1      (Brit)   a network of high-voltage power lines connecting major power stations  
2    a grid of metric coordinates used by the Ordnance Survey in Britain and Ireland and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department and printed on their maps  
National Guard  
1    sometimes not caps   the armed force, first commanded by Lafayette, that was established in France in 1789 and existed intermittently until 1871  
2    (in the U.S.) a state military force that can be called into federal service by the president  
National Health Service  
      n   (in Britain) the system of national medical services since 1948, financed mainly by taxation  
national hunt  
      n     (Brit)   often cap  
a    the racing of horses on racecourses with jumps  
b    (as modifier)  
a National Hunt jockey     
national income  
      n     (Economics)   the total of all incomes accruing over a specified period to residents of a country and consisting of wages, salaries, profits, rent, and interest  
national insurance  
      n   (in Britain) state insurance based on weekly contributions from employees and employers and providing payments to the unemployed, the sick, the retired, etc., as well as medical services  
   See also       social security  
National Liberation Front  
1    sometimes not caps   a revolutionary movement that seeks the national independence of a country, usually by guerrilla warfare  
2      (Also called)    National Liberation Front of South Vietnam   a political organization formed in South Vietnam in 1960 by the Vietcong  
national park  
      n   an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance  
National Park  
      n   a mountainous volcanic region in New Zealand, in the central North Island: ski resort  
National Party  
1    (in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties  
2    (in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas,   (Former name)    National Country Party  
3    (in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners. It ruled from 1948 until the country's first multiracial elections in 1994 when it was defeated by the African National Congress  
   See also       Progressive Federal Party       United Party  
National Physical Laboratory  
      n   a UK establishment founded in 1900 at Teddington to carry out research in physics and monitor standards of measurement,   (Abbrev.)    NPL  
National Portrait Gallery  
      n   an art gallery in London, established in 1856, displaying portraits and photographs of eminent figures in British history  
National Savings Bank  
      n   (in Britain) a government savings bank, run through the post office, esp. for small savers  
National School  
1    (in Ireland) a state primary school  
2    (in England in the 19th century) a school run by the Church of England for the children of the poor  
national service  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   compulsory military service  
National Socialism  
      n     (German history)   the doctrines and practices of the Nazis, involving the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, anti-Semitism, state control of the economy, and national expansion,   (Also called)    Nazism, Naziism  
  National Socialist      n, adj  
national superannuation  
      n     (N.Z)   a means-related pension paid to elderly people  
National Theatre  
      n      the former name of the       Royal National Theatre  
National Trust  
1    (in Britain) an organization concerned with the preservation of historic buildings and monuments and areas of the countryside of great beauty in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1895 and incorporated by act of parliament in 1907. The National Trust for Scotland was founded in 1931  
2    (in Australia) a similar organization in each of the states  
net national product  
      n   gross national product minus an allowance for the depreciation of capital goods,   (Abbrev.)    NNP  
Palestinian National Authority  
      n   the authority formed in 1994 to govern the Palestinian Administered Territories: it controls policy on health, education, social welfare, direct taxation, tourism, and culture and manages elections to the Palestinian Council,   (Abbrev.)    PNA  
Royal National Theatre  
      n   a theatre complex in London, on the S bank of the Thames (opened 1976). The prefix Royal was added in 1988. It houses the Royal National Theatre Company  
Scottish National Party  
      n   a political party advocating the independence of Scotland, founded in 1934,   (Abbrev.)    SNP  
  Scottish Nationalist     (informal)  
  Scot Nat      n, adj  
Sequoia National Park  
      n   a national park in central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: established in 1890 to protect groves of giant sequoias, some of which are about 4000 years old. Area: 1556 sq. km (601 sq. miles)  
Shenandoah National Park  
      n   a national park in N Virginia: established in 1935 to protect part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Area: 782 sq. km (302 sq. miles)  
Yellowstone National Park  
      n   a national park in the NW central U.S., mostly in NW Wyoming: the oldest and largest national park in the U.S., containing unusual geological formations and geysers. Area: 8956 sq. km (3458 sq. miles)  
Yosemite National Park  
      n   a national park in central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: contains the Yosemite Valley, at an altitude of about 1200 m (4000 ft.), with sheer walls rising about another 1200 m (4000 ft.). Area: 3061 sq. km (1182 sq. miles)  
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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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