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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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