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Meaning of “nation” in the English Dictionary

"nation" in British English

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nationnoun

uk   us   /ˈneɪ.ʃən/
B2 [C] a ​country, ​especially when ​thought of as a ​largegroup of ​peopleliving in one ​area with ​their own ​government, ​language, ​traditions, etc.: All the nations of the ​world will be ​represented at the ​conference. The Germans, as a nation, are often ​thought to be well ​organized. Practically the ​whole nation ​watched the ​ceremony on ​television. [S] a ​largegroup of ​people of the same ​race who ​share the same ​language, ​traditions, and ​history, but who might not all ​live in one ​area: the Navajo nation

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(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nation" in American English

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nationnoun [C]

 us   /ˈneɪ·ʃən/
a ​country, esp. when ​thought of as a ​largegroup of ​peopleliving in one ​area with ​their own ​government, ​language, and ​traditions: Most ​industrialized nations of the ​world will be ​represented at the ​conference. Throughout the nation today ​people will go to the ​polls to ​elect a new ​government. A nation is also an American ​Indiangroup, esp. one that is a ​member of an American ​Indianfederation.
(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nation" in Business English

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nationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈneɪʃən/
a country, especially when considered as a ​society with its own ​government, ​economy, etc.: developing/emerging/industrialized nations The ​localcommunity within a typical ​developing nation can expect to ​reap only around 15% of the ​totalspent there. African/Asian/​European nations
(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nation”
in Korean 나라…
in Arabic أُمّة…
in Malaysian negara, bangsa…
in French nation, peuple…
in Russian страна, нация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 民族…
in Italian nazione…
in Turkish millet, ulus, halk…
in Polish naród, państwo…
in Spanish nación, pueblo…
in Vietnamese quốc gia, dân tộc…
in Portuguese nação…
in Thai ชาติ, ชนชาติ…
in German die Nation, das Volk…
in Catalan nació…
in Japanese 国家, 国民…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 民族…
in Indonesian bangsa…
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