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English definition of “the US”

the US

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌjuːˈes/ us  
abbreviation for the United States (of America): A new study of education in the US has just been published.Country namesCountry and nationContinents and regions of the world

the US

adjective
US belonging to or relating to the United States of America or its people: When did you become a US citizen?
(Definition of the US from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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