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nation

noun [C]  /ˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
a country, esp. when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, and traditions: Most industrialized nations of the world will be represented at the conference. Throughout the nation today people will go to the polls to elect a new government. A nation is also an American Indian group, esp. one that is a member of an American Indian federation.
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