Meaning of regional

re•gion•al

Pronunciation: (rē'ju-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a region of considerable extent; not merely local: a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts.
  2. of or pertaining to a particular region, district, area, or part, as of a country; sectional; local: regional differences in pronunciation.
  3. of, pertaining to, or localized in a particular area or part of the body.
  4. having, exhibiting, or characterized by regionalism: He writes regional novels.
—n.
  1. Often,a regional competition or tournament: The basketball team won the regionals.
  2. a regional company, branch, stock exchange, etc.: Regionals are getting stiff competition from the national firms.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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