National vs Nat - What's the difference?

national | nat |

As nouns the difference between national and nat

is that national is a subject of a nation while nat is a groove, a fold.

As an adjective national

is of or having to do with a nation.

As a pronoun nat is





(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 .




    (Acronym) (head)
  • (Internet) A network function whereby one network address is rewritten (translated) to another address: Network Address Translation is frequently used to allow multiple network nodes (computers or inter-networked devices) to share a single internet (or local network) IP address. NAT may be used in "one to one", "many to one", or "one to many" types of configurations.
  • (Internet) A device that implements that network function; a NAT firewall.
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