Meaning of “the EU” in the English Dictionary

"EU" in American English

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abbreviation for European Union

(Definition of “EU” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

".eu" in Business English

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abbreviation for Europe: used by some European companies in their internet address instead of .com:

The European Union launched the .eu domain name for European businesses to use as a competitor to .com.

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abbreviation for the European Union: an organization, known until 1993 as the European Community, through which the governments of its member countries make social, political, and economic decisions:

In March 2004, the EU imposed tariffs on American goods.
EU nationals/member states/countries

(Definition of “.eu” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)