re·​gion·​al | \ˈrēj-nəl, ˈrē-jə-nᵊl\

Definition of regional 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : affecting a particular region : localized

2 : of, relating to, characteristic of, or serving a region a regional high school

3 : marked by regionalism regional art



Definition of regional (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (such as a branch of an organization or an edition of a magazine) that serves a region

Examples of regional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Andy Nelson's grand slam with no outs in the eighth gave the Falcons their second straight summer regional title. Blake Baumgartner, Naperville Sun, "Middle men: Nick Taylor and Nolan Clifford answer call but Neuqua Valley loses in eight innings," 13 July 2018 Concerts in the Court This weekly concert series features a diverse lineup of local and regional bands from country, jazz to classic rock and everything in between. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Wellington area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Working with regional partners to provide watershed education is worth five points, but making a watershed management plan is worth 15 points. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Putnam Registers To Participate In Sustainable CT," 11 July 2018 Center Grove set a state record with seven consecutive regional titles from 1992-98. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Russ Milligan steps down after 27 seasons as Center Grove softball coach," 10 July 2018 The Independent reports that senior, married officials in the royal family have different regional titles. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan All Have Different Titles in Scotland," 5 July 2018 From 2008-14 at Joliet Catholic, Schodrof went 94-74 with two regional titles, one sectional title and one supersectional title. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "New coach Ed Schodrof looking to continue 'storied' history of Hillcrest girls basketball," 3 July 2018 Produced game-winning homer against South Bend St. Joseph for regional title. Mike Hutton,, "Introducing the 2018 Post-Tribune Baseball All-Area Team," 29 June 2018 This spring, the Pirates won their first regional title in track since 2008. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Patrick's place: Merrillville's Patrick Coffey named the 2018 Post-Tribune Boys Track Coach of the Year," 26 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Now, with Oregon State in the super regionals of the NCAA playoffs, and Heimlich’s collegiate eligibility expiring after the tournament, this could be the final month of his pitching career. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "MLB renders verdict on Luke Heimlich, but will it be a life sentence?," 6 June 2018 With the win, Oregon improves to 27-0 in regional games under Mike White and advances to the super regionals for the ninth consecutive year. Special To The Oregonian,, "Miranda Elish tosses shutout, Oregon Ducks softball advances to super regionals," 19 May 2018 The Saints, who advance to regionals for the first time since losing in the first round in 2014, return to TFA on Thursday to take on top seed Montverde Academy in the title game at 7 p.m. Montverde defeated Ocala Trinity 11-1. J.c. Carnahan,, "Olympia, Trinity Prep score district softball upsets to reach regionals," 25 Apr. 2018 Vying for success Last year’s boys team placed second in district and missed regionals. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Cy Woods’ Curtis Neill steering boys golf program to the top," 8 June 2018 Here's the full 64-team field, with the regional matchups set for June 1-4, and a look at how the regionals are paired up for the super regional matchups June 8-11: Gainesville Regional: 1. Joel Odom,, "Oregon State Beavers earn No. 3 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament," 28 May 2018 Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Oregon State, Stanford and Texas Tech all hosted regionals in 2017. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Florida St. to host 35th NCAA regional; Stetson is 1st-timer," 27 May 2018 Big 12 teams this season won four of the country’s six regionals. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU men's golf team wins Pacific Regional, advances to NCAA Championships | The Kansas City Star," 16 May 2018 The four-team, double-elimination regionals begin Thursday or Friday. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU softball earns No. 8 national seed for NCAA Tournament, Arizona also hosting regional," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of regional


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1913, in the meaning defined above

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re·​gion·​al | \ˈrē-jə-nᵊl \

Kids Definition of regional

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a certain geographic area a regional newspaper


re·​gion·​al | \ˈrēj-ən-ᵊl, -nəl \

Medical Definition of regional 

: of, relating to, or affecting a particular bodily region : localized anesthesia by means of a regional block

Other Words from regional

regionally \ -​ē \ adverb

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