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English definition of “country”

country

noun (POLITICAL UNIT)    /ˈkʌn.tri/
A1 [C] an area of land that has its own government , army , etc.: Which is the largest country in Europe ? Sri Lanka is my native country, but I've been living in Belgium for the past five years . The climate is cooler in the east of the country.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names the country C2 all the people who live in a country: The whole country celebrated the signing of the peace treaty .Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names Grammar:Geographical placesGrammar:Nationalities, languages, countries and regionsWhen we refer to a nation or region, we can use:
(Definition of country noun (POLITICAL UNIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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