Definition of regional in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of a region.

    ‘regional and local needs’
    ‘regional variations’
    • ‘Those who do so are asked to fill in entry forms from their respective regional secretary.’
    • ‘This also highlights a flaw in the reliance of national viewing figures since they fail to show regional variations in taste.’
    • ‘Mr Western, regional secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, was suspended after he refused to shave off his beard.’
    • ‘In fact it is almost the last of the Australian cottage styles to show some regional variation.’
    • ‘There has also been a tendency to form national alliances of local and regional organizations.’
    • ‘A relevant geographic market does not have to extend to the UK as a whole, but could be regional, or local.’
    • ‘Providing incentives for local and regional produce would fit very well under such schemes.’
    • ‘The sense of national identity is no longer viewed as precluding local and regional identities.’
    • ‘All women gave written informed consent to join the study, which had local and regional ethics approval.’
    • ‘This possibly could be evidence of a regional variation associated with the South.’
    • ‘I have had the honour of serving North Vancouver for many years at the local and regional level.’
    • ‘There were regional variations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘The end result is a decrease in regional variation in attitudes, especially within the East.’
    • ‘There have also been many studies of local and regional politics.’
    • ‘Advocates promote the joy of leisurely dining and opt for regional cooking and local flavours.’
    • ‘Prior to that he worked extensively in the UK and Ireland in local and regional development.’
    • ‘The poverty line does not even account for regional variations in the cost of living!’
    • ‘The above patterns are national, but there are ethnic and regional variations.’
    • ‘It is also important that smaller media players be able to provide important local and regional content.’
    • ‘This specialization tended to define more boldly the regional character of European agriculture.’
    geographical, topographical, zonal, territorial, topical
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North american
  • 1An athletic contest involving competitors from a particular region.

    ‘the opening game of the Little League Senior Division Softball Eastern Regionals’
    • ‘Hundreds of dancers ages 9 to 19 participate in regionals and finals, coming away with a clearer picture of their future.’
    • ‘The winner of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the regionals participated in the national abilympics held in November 2002.’
    • ‘This summer in Lincoln, after breezing through the seven-state regionals in Oregon, Sean qualified for the junior amateur category and won his own national championship.’
    • ‘‘Soccer regionals begin next week,’ he said grimly.’
    • ‘I went to regionals and was excited because the state champion from the year before was also in my regional and had attended my school when he won.’
    1. 1.1A stamp, newspaper, or other thing produced or used in a particular region.