National vs N - What's the difference?

national | n |

As an adjective national

is of or having to do with a nation.

As a noun national

is a subject of a nation.

As a letter n is

the letter n with a tilde.




(en adjective)
  • Of or having to do with a nation.
  • (by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).
  • Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

    Usage notes

    See nation'' for notes regarding the usage of ''national to refer to the UK and its member states.

    Derived terms

    * international * nationally * nationalistic


    (en noun)
  • A subject of a nation.
  • The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
  • (usually, in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
  • After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals .



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  • The fourteenth letter of the .
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    See also

    (Latn-script) * Preceded by apostrophe: 'n * Hiragana]]: [[? * (no) {{Letter , page=N , NATO=November , Morse=–· , Character=N , Braille=? }} Image:Latin N.png, Capital and lowercase versions of N , in normal and italic type Image:Fraktur letter N.png, Uppercase and lowercase N in Fraktur


  • alveolar nasal.
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  • An arbitrary natural number.