• enPR rēj′ənəl, IPA: /ˈɹiːdʒənəl/, /ˈɹiːdʒnəl/

regional (not comparable)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.
  3. Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.
  4. (Australia) 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.
    • 1988, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Year Book Australia, Issue 71, [ page 94],
      The new Remoteness Structure covers the whole of Australia and classifies Australia into regions which share common characteristics of remoteness. There are six Remoteness Areas in the Structure: Major Cities of Australia, Inner Regional Australia, Outer Regional Australia, Remote Australia, Very Remote Australia and Migratory.
      An estimated two-thirds (66.3%) of the total population resided in Major Cities as at 30 June 2001. The rest were mainly residents of Inner and Outer Regional areas (31.1%) with only 2.6% of people in Remote or Very Remote areas.
    • 2005, Joy McCann, Chapter 3: History and Memory in Australia′s Wheatlands, Graeme Davison, Marc Brodie (editors), Struggle Country: The Rural Ideal in Twentieth-Century Australia, [ page 03-1],
      The wheatlands region stretching across Australia offers a graphic illustration of the processes of social and economic change in rural and regional Australia.
    • 2011, Lee Mylne, Marc Llewellyn, Ron Crittall, Lee Atkinson, Frommer′s Australia 2011, [ unnumbered page],
      HEMA produces four-wheel-drive and motorbike road atlases and many regional four-wheel-drive maps—good if you plan to go off the trails—an atlas of Australia′s national parks, and maps to Kakadu and Lamington national parks.
Translations Noun

regional (plural regionals)

  1. An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.
    • 1985 March 11, James Connolly, CPE big item on regionals′ omnivorous market menu, Computerworld, [ page 125],
      In the CPE[Customer Premises Equipment] market, all seven regionals are selling several sizes of private branch exchanges (PBX) and key systems for smaller customers.
    • 2001, Harold L. Vogel, Travel Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis, [ page 44],
      Regionals are among the fastest growing companies and, as the name implies, are those carriers that for the most part provide service to only one region of the country and generate revenue of under $100 million.
    • 2006, Franklynn Peterson, Judi Kesselman-Turkel, The Magazine Writer′s Handbook, [ page 12],
      Regional magazines are general interest publications for readers who live in a particular area of the country. Most major cities have their own regionals: New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Miami ...

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