re·​gion·​al | \ ˈrēj-nəl How to pronounce regional (audio) , 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 They were eliminated by Oxbridge Academy, 6-3 in last year’s regional final. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 18 May 2022 The Patriots will host Orange Park Oakleaf (17-7) in the regional final on Friday at 7 p.m. with a state tournament berth the prize for the winner. Jeff Gardenour, Orlando Sentinel, 18 May 2022 Now, for the second consecutive season, Glenelg advances to a regional final, this time on their home field. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2022 The Bonnies made it to the Final Four in 1970, but Lanier injured his knee in the regional final, and St. Bonaventure lost in the national semifinals to Jacksonville. Noah Trister,, 11 May 2022 Tension among gymnasts and coaches lingered throughout the season as the Bruins missed the NCAA championship cut by 0.025 points in the NCAA regional final. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 His 2016 team was 28-2 before losing a regional final to La Salle. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 3 May 2022 That team won its first-round match against UCF, then lost to Ohio State in the regional final. Brooks Holton, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2022 Burton broke the single-season scoring record at Penn that dated to the 1986-87 season, averaging 26.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game for a 24-3 team that played in a Class 4A regional final. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What to know: The Bees, ranked fifth in the final state coaches poll, topped Suburban League rival Wadsworth with an 11-0 win to reach their district final, the one western super district that extends to the eastern regional at Youngstown State. Matt Goul, cleveland, 18 May 2022 The other two teams in this four-team, double-elimination regional, to be played in Evanston, Illinois, are McNeese State (38-19) and Notre Dame (39-10). Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2022 The top seed in the Albany regional, Minnesota State bested Harvard, 4-3, on March 24 and earned a 1-0 win over Notre Dame on March 26. Andrew Mahoney,, 4 Apr. 2022 Roughly 12 hours after learning their bid to host an NCAA regional had been denied, the Beavers suffered one of the most painful defeats of the season, a 9-6 walk-off gut-punch by the Arizona State Sun Devils at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 15 May 2021 The Gophers fell to Minnesota State, 4-0, in the Loveland regional last March to miss out on a Frozen Four trip. Andrew Mahoney,, 4 Apr. 2022 That year, they were upset by Air Force in the first round of the East regional in Providence, Rhode Island. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2022 Also in the eight-team regional — Duke, Fairfield, Missouri, Texas A&M, Xavier, Wichita State and host Indiana. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2022 There is sure to be a newcomer coming out of the Greenfield-Central regional. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Regional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for regional


re·​gion·​al | \ ˈrē-jə-nᵊl How to pronounce regional (audio) \

Kids Definition of regional

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


re·​gion·​al | \ ˈrēj-ən-ᵊl, -nəl How to pronounce regional (audio) \

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 How to pronounce regional (audio) \ adverb


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