Local and National


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Local adjective – Relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area.
Usage example: local authorities

National is an antonym for local.
Nearby Words: location, locality, locale, localize, localised
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National adjective – Concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country.
Usage example: national elections

Local is an antonym for national in concerning a country with a topic.
Nearby Words: nationalize, nationalise, nation, nationalistic, nationality
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english english local english national

Things that words describes

religion local religion national religion
force local force national force
hero local hero national hero
culture local culture national culture
Other nouns: team, office, level, government, language, politics, newspaper, news, currency, police, forces, governments.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / South Africa Whereas some colonies tried to implement parallel systems of national and local native government, others wanted blacks subjugated, and at least one area outright banned blacks from residing there.
  • Private Military Contractors aka: Private Military Contractor With the regular armies in disarray, Qing government, at both national and local levels, hired numerous foreign mercenaries to lead its forces against various rebel forces.
  • Creator / CBC CBC Radio One provides a mix of local and national programming, mostly news and public affairs, but with some music and comedy programming as well.
    Source: Creator / CBC
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National and Local. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 16, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/local/national
Local & National. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/local/national>.
National or Local. 2016. Accessed January 16, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/local/national.

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