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English definition of “the UK”

the UK

noun uk   /ˌjuːˈkeɪ/ us  
abbreviation for the United Kingdom: the country of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: When were you last in the UK?Country namesCountry and nationContinents and regions of the world

the UK

adjective [before noun] uk   us  
UK belonging to or relating to the United Kingdom or its people: the UK ambassador to Sweden
(Definition of the UK from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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