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nation

noun /ˈneiʃən/
a group of people living in a particular country, forming a single political and economic unit
nación
The President is going to address the nation in a speech this afternoon.
a large number of people who share the same history, ancestors, culture etc (whether or not they all live in the same country)
pueblo
the Jewish nation.
national /ˈnӕʃənəl/ adjective of or belonging to a particular nation
nacional
national government national pride.
nationally adverb
nacionalmente
The film is going to be released nationally.
nationalism /ˈnӕ-/ noun a sense of pride in the history, culture, achievements etc of one’s nation
nacionalismo
The Prime Minister was clearly trying to appeal to people’s sense of nationalism.
the desire to bring the people of one’s nation together under their own government
nacionalismo
Scottish nationalism.
nationalist /ˈnӕ-/ noun
nacionalista
a Scottish nationalist.
nationalistic adjective
nacionalista
a resurgence of nationalistic sentiment.
nationality /nӕʃəˈnӕləti/ noun ( plural nationalities) (the state of belonging to) a particular nation
nacionalidad
’What nationality are you?’ ’I’m German’ You will come across (people of) many nationalities in London.
nationalize /ˈnӕ-/ verb ( (also nationaliseBritish)) to make (especially an industry) the property of the nation as a whole rather than the property of an individual
nacionalizar
the decision to nationalize the railways.
nationalization noun ( (also nationalisationBritish))
nacionalización
the nationalization of state-owned industries.
national anthem noun a nation’s official song or hymn
himno nacional
Everybody stood up for the national anthem.
national service noun in some countries, a period of compulsory service in the armed forces
servicio militar
He did his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
nationwide adjective, adverb (happening etc) throughout the whole nation
por todo el país
a nationwide broadcast They travelled nationwide.
Translations of “nation”
in Korean 나라…
in Arabic أُمّة…
in French nation, peuple…
in Italian nazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 民族…
in Russian страна, нация…
in Turkish millet, ulus, halk…
in Polish naród, państwo…
in Portuguese nação…
in German die Nation, das Volk…
in Catalan nació…
in Japanese 国家, 国民…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 民族…
(Definition of nation from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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