Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a large geographic region.
  • adj. Of or relating to a particular region or district.
  • adj. Of or affecting a region of the body: regional pain.
  • adj. 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.
  • n. Something, such as a magazine or a company branch, that serves a region: "earlier attempts to launch glossy regionals for women” ( Business Week).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.
  • adj. Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
  • n. An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a particular region or place; sectional; topical; local.
  • Of or pertaining to division into regions, as in anatomy and zoögeography; topographical.
  • Specifically, in geology, descriptive of, pertaining to, or affecting an area of considerable extent, that is, a region: used in contrast with local and other terms of similar comparative significance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. related or limited to a particular region
  • adj. characteristic of a region

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2009

  • 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.

    Doorstop interview - Singapore

  • This same approach applies to what we call regional architecture

    Speech: Australian Diplomacy - from Plimsoll to the Present

  • PRINCE CHUDY CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2007

  • PRINCE CHUCI CHUKWAN, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2007

  • PRINCE CHUDI CHUKWANE, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: If you take the case of Buhari, Buhari is what you call a regional champion.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2007

  • MCINTYRE: Gates warned, failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey, and even Saudi Arabia, into what he called a regional conflagration.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2006

  • MCINTYRE: Gates warned failure in Iraq could draw Syria, Iran, Turkey and even Saudi Arabia into what he called a regional conflagration.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2006

  • We have what they call a regional task force, a regional terrorist group, not only of the officers in Philadelphia, but we're linked up with the FBI, the surrounding areas, everyone working together, which makes it (ph) very important with the idea that if we can get intelligence with (UNINTELLIGIBLE) be (ph) exactly in Philadelphia, but if it's in surrounding areas.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2002

  • At a news conference on Wednesday, Wolfensohn said his meetings in SA - which he described as the regional economic powerhouse - would include discussions on trade and investment which might flow from SA to the region, and the extent to which the World Bank could be useful.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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