national
national a"tion*al (?; 277), n. 1. A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals are advised to contact their embassy when abroad. [PJC]

2. A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to advance to the nationals. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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