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English definition of “host country”

host country

noun [C]    
COMMERCE a country where a company that is based in another country has business activities : When production costs are raised in the host country , the company can easily move its activities to another country .
a country that provides services , buildings , etc. for an event : To mark the meeting , the host country also organised a festival of arts .
(Definition of host country noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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